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Record 16116

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Hugh Stuart Boyd, 11 March 1827: 'I thanked you, in my last note, for sending me your works, -- & now, having read them, I have it in my power to thank you for the pleasure you have afforded me. As you desire me to mention which of the two poems on the calamity at Malvern, I prefer, I will frankly select the [italics]first[end italics], tho' the "Malvern tale" has many lines that interest me, together with a smoothness of versification which is common in your writings. Your prologue & epilogue to St Gregory's poems are elegant; & your preface to that translation, attractive on several accounts. I am not ungrateful to the [italics]Elegy[end italics]: but were I to say on what page I linger longest, I think I should turn at once to your translation from the [italics]Electra[end italics].'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 2 Mar 1827 and 11 Mar 1827
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:Elizabeth Barrett
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 6 Mar 1806
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Evangelical
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Hugh Stuart Boyd
Title: 'A Day of Pleasure at Malvern'
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: Appeared in Tributes to the Dead (1826), though not clear if this the edition read.
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 16116  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: 2
  Page: 37-38
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1984), 2, p. 37-38,, accessed: 03 December 2023

Additional comments:

Poem about death by lightning of two young women on picnic at Malvern during July 1826.



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