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Record Number: 17270


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Thomas Westwood to Elizabeth Barrett, 27 December 1843: 'On my return from a long, weary walk through mud & mist, yesterday morning, my eyes were gladdened by the sight of your letter [...] Thank you for those lines of Wordsworth's [epitaph for Robert Southey, transcribed by Barrett in her letter, of 26 December 1843]'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

26 Dec 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:

epitaph for Robert Southey

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17270

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1990

Vol:

8

Page:

114

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1990), 8, p. 114, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17270, accessed: 29 February 2024


Additional Comments:

Barrett had written from 50 Wimpole Street, London. Text read appears in Letter 1470 in source (pp.106-108). Source eds note at p.108 n.3 that Wordsworth's piece appeared in John Bull (25 December 1843, p.809); The Times (26 December) and The Athenaeum (30 December).

   
   
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