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Record Number: 19483


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 14 June 1845: 'I have seen Elliott's poems but not in the form you mention -- & I always estimated him highly as a true poet, earnest & heart-sound [...] of an imagination not imperiously creative, .. but bright & alive in its sphere & place.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1844 and 14 Jun 1845

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:

Ebenezer Elliott

Title:

poems

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19483

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1992

Vol:

10

Page:

263

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1992), 10, p. 263, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19483, accessed: 25 February 2024


Additional Comments:

Elliott's Poetical Works published in 3 vols, 1844 (source eds. conjecture this the text seen by Mitford; see p.264 n.2.

   
   
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