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Record Number: 17598


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 16 December 1844: 'I saw the sonnet [of Wordsworth] [...] which gave me so much offence by the prose note attached to it beginning .. "This is not mere poetry, but truth" -- or something to that effect! So unworthy of a poet, as giving in to the vulgar notion of poetry & truth being different things! Also, I saw Mon[c]kton Milnes's sonnet in reply -- very good -- but not one of his best sonnets.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 30 Nov 1844 and 16 Dec 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:

Richard Monckton Milnes

Title:

'Projected Railways in Westmoreland. An Answer to Mr Wordsworth's Late Sonnet'

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

In The Whitehaven Herald, 30 November 1844

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17598

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1991

Vol:

9

Page:

281

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1991), 9, p. 281, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17598, accessed: 19 June 2024


Additional Comments:

See p.259 n.15 in source for details of publication of text read.

   
   
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