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Record Number: 3867


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Letter H 85 (Latter half of March 1860) ?Mrs Browning?s verse is capital, but would have been better in prose. It is spoiled for rhyme?s sake.?

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Mar 1860

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:

John Ruskin

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

08 Feb 1819

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer and art critic

Religion:

Christian

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:

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Title:

Poems before Congress

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

17 March 1860. First edition.

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

3867

Source:

Print

Author:

John Ruskin

Editor:

Virginia Surtees

Title:

Sublime and InstructiveLetters from John Ruskin to Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford, Anna Blunden and Ellen Heaton

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1972

Vol:

n/a

Page:

224

Additional Comments:

From the editor?s footnote: ?Poems before Congress, by Elizabeth barrett Browning; published on March 17th. Ruskin had received his copy the very same evening.?

Citation:

John Ruskin, Virginia Surtees (ed.), Sublime and InstructiveLetters from John Ruskin to Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford, Anna Blunden and Ellen Heaton (London, 1972), p. 224, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3867, accessed: 02 March 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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