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Record Number: 17138


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Hugh Stuart Boyd, 31 March 1843: 'I feel guilty before you, since your last letter has remained too long unanswered [...] I thought it necessary to read "Cuthullin" steadily through as a preliminary to replying to your remarks upon it. This has been achieved at last [...] I admit the great beauty of certain things in the poem [...] although I preserve my opinion upon the general monotony & defective individuality'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 3 Mar 1843 and 31 Mar 1843

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:

James Macpherson (as 'translator' of Ossian)

Title:

The Death of Cuchullin

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17138

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1989

Vol:

7

Page:

34

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1989), 7, p. 34, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17138, accessed: 02 March 2024


Additional Comments:

Name 'Cuchullin' spelt 'Cuthullin' in later editions of poem; see p.346, n.1 in vol 6 of The Brownings' Correspondence, ed. Kelley and Hudson (1988).

   
   
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