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Record Number: 19540


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 6 January 1846: 'I forgot quite to quarrel with you a little about Sir E Lytton Bulwer [sic] -- because indeed I dislike his dissertation on cold water as much as anything I have read lately. I [italics]know[end italics] the Malvern Hills, you will be reminded -- & when I think of that peculiar climate where people with delicate chests stand upon the mountain-slopes (such a beautiful country!) & breathe razors [...] I do marvel that any man of common sense can keep his countenance & recommend that situation as a substitute for Italy & Madeira to pulmonary patients [comments further on same subject].'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 24 Sep 1845 and 6 Jan 1846

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 Barrett

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

6 Mar 1806

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

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:

Edward Bulwer Lytton

Title:

'Confessions and Observations of a Water-Patient'

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Autobiog / Diary, Geography / Travel, Medicine

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

In The New Monthly Magazine, Septemberr 1845, pp.1-16

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19540

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1993

Vol:

11

Page:

288

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1993), 11, p. 288, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19540, accessed: 31 March 2023


Additional Comments:

Source eds. note that text subsequently published in book form; see p.289 n.9.

   
   
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