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Record 16049

Reading Experience:

Mary Moulton-Barrett to Henrietta Moulton-Barrett, 11 April 1826: 'Mrs. Campbell & her lovely children quite well. They all have the poem. Mrs. D[effell] says it has been her amusement & study & however incapable she may be of judging of a literary work, nature & the feelings of the heart she can appreciate as well as the learned, therefore she is delighted with the Essay [on Mind], tho' the subject be dry and deep -- "it exhibits in its pages the purity, the piety of the Author's mind. Extensive reading & the power of carefully separating, as she proceeds in the study of dangerous writers, the tares from the wheat, it seems to me a wonderful production." [quotation apparently from letter by Mrs Deffell]'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 25 Mar 1826 and 11 Apr 1826
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:Mrs Deffell
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: unknown
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: unknown
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Elizabeth Barrett
Title: An Essay on Mind, with Other Poems
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 25 March 1826
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 16049  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: 1
  Page: 339
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1984), 1, p. 339,, accessed: 20 January 2022

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