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Record Number: 19608


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Mary Russell Mitford, 18 February 1850: 'Such a magical act as conjuring up for me the sight of a new poem by Alfred Tennyson, is unnecessary to prove you a right beneficent enchantress. Thank you, thank you [...] But now ... you know how free and sincere I am always! .. now tell me [...] apart from a certain sweetness & rise & fall in the rhythm, do you really see much for admiration in the poem. Is it [italics]new[end italics] in any way? [...] I do [italics]not[end italics] perceive much in this lyric, which strikes me, & Robert also (who goes with me throughout) as quite inferior to the other lyrical snatches in the Princess. By the way, if he introduces it in the Princess, it will be the only [italics]rhymed[end italics] verse in the work. Robert thinks that he was thinking of the Rhine-echoes in writing it'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1850 and 18 Feb 1850

Country:

Italy

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:

Reading Group:

Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Unknown

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writers

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Italy

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Alfred Tennyson

Title:

(Probably) 'The Bugle Song' (opening 'The splendour falls')

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19608

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley, Scott Lewis, Edward Hagan

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

2007

Vol:

16

Page:

56-57

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley, Scott Lewis, Edward Hagan (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 2007), 16, p. 56-57, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19608, accessed: 21 May 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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