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Record Number: 3868


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Letter H88 (?Mid-April 1860) ?Mrs B. is entirely good. In fact Magnificent (except her rhyme to Modena ? needlessly offensive and ?band plays?) ? Finest moral poetry ever written.?

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:

Unknown/NA
writer

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:

3868

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:

226-7

Additional Comments:

n/a

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. 226-7, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3868, accessed: 13 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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