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Record Number: 17176


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Hugh Stuart Boyd, 18 May 1843: '[William Wordsworth] had the kindness to send me the poem upon Grace Darling when it first appeared: and with a curious mixture of feelings [...] I yet read it with so much pain from the nature of the subject, that my judgement was scarcely free to consider the poetry [...] '[italics]But[end italics] ... I do confess to you my dear friend, that I suspect, .. through the mist of my sensations, .. the poem in question to be very inferior to his former poems'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 12 Jul 1840 and 18 May 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:

William Wordsworth

Title:

Grace Darling

Genre:

Poetry, Biography

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

17176

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:

135-136

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1989), 7, p. 135-136, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17176, accessed: 13 April 2024


Additional Comments:

Barret would have been caused pain by this reading due to associations with her brother Edward's death at sea in the summer of 1840.

   
   
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