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Record Number: 17320


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Bryan Waller Procter to Robert Browning, ?26 March 1844: 'I got your play last night then read it with very great pleasure [...] Colombe is a charming creature. The play [...] is [italics]full[end italics] of interest & capital situations -- the language excellent. You have done well [...] to lay aside all mystery of language & speak direct'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 25 Mar 1844 and 28 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:

Bryan Waller Procter

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1787

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer/lawyer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

unknown

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:

Colombe's Birthday

Genre:

Drama, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: In proof copy

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17320

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:

276

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1990), 8, p. 276, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17320, accessed: 21 February 2024


Additional Comments:

Procter the dedicatee of text read.

   
   
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