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Record Number: 929


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Finished not only the whole of Synesius?s poems, but four odes of Gregory, contained in the same little volume. And yet I really read nothing superficially. There is a great deal in Synesius which is very fine. He stands on a much higher step than Gregory does, as a poet; tho? occasional diffuseness is the fault of each. I like the 7th. hymn extremely. A slip of paper in the first leaf, tells me that in Mr. Boyd?s opinion the 1st. 5th. & 6th. are perhaps the finest, next to the 9th. I wd. lay a very strong emphasis on perhaps. The 9th. is, I agree with him, decidedly the finest.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 9 Apr 1832

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:

Hugh Stuart Boyd

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

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:

Gregory

Title:

Odes

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

929

Source:

Print

Author:

Elizabeth Barrett

Editor:

Elizabeth Berridge

Title:

The Barretts at Hope End: The Early Diary of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1974

Vol:

n/a

Page:

258

Additional Comments:

Diary entry for 9 April 1832

Citation:

Elizabeth Barrett, Elizabeth Berridge (ed.), The Barretts at Hope End: The Early Diary of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (London, 1974), p. 258, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=929, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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