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Record Number: 17310


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to John Kenyon, 16 March 1844: 'I return Mr Burges's criticism [...] which interested me much in the reading. Do let him understand how obliged to him I am for permitting me to look, for a moment, according to his view of the question [...] I am delighted to be able to call by the name of Aeschylus, under the authority of Mr Burges, those noble electrical lines [...[ which had struck me twenty times as Aeschylean, when I read them among the recognized fragments of Sophocles.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Feb 1844 and 16 Mar 1844

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:

George Burges

Title:

criticism on lines of Aeschylus attributed to Sophocles

Genre:

Classics, Drama, Essays / Criticism, Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

17310

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:

259

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1990), 8, p. 259, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17310, accessed: 22 April 2024


Additional Comments:

Source eds unable to trace piece of 'criticism' read, though give information on Burges in p.260 n.2.

   
   
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