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Record Number: 17084


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 14 December 1842: 'Mr Browning's last "Bells and Pomegranates" I sigh over. There are fine things [...] But there is much in the little (for the publication consists of only a few pages) which I, who admire him, wish away -- impotent attempts at humour, -- a vain jangling with rhymes [...] and a fragmentary rough-edgedness about the [italics]mounting[end italics] of some high thoughts.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Nov 1842 and 14 Dec 1842

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Elizabeth Barrett

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

6 Mar 1806

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Evangelical

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Robert Browning

Title:

Bells and Pomegranates III (Dramatic Lyrics)

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

November 1842

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17084

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1988

Vol:

6

Page:

226

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1988), 6, p. 226, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17084, accessed: 24 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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