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Record 16123

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Uvedale Price, c.15 April 1827: 'I have done reading your correspondence with Mr Commeline [...] I thought it odd that an article of the Edinburgh Review should be referred to, on a philological subject; &, on looking into the one which Mr Commeline calls the "Manual of his heresy", I was surprised to find us accused there of ["]subverting the true metrical structure of Latin hexameters, even according to the accentual system" by [italics]not[end italics] laying our accent on the [italics]long[end italics] syllable, & by laying it on the short ones. The Reviewer seems confused in his speculations'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 24 Mar 1827 and 15 Apr 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: unknown
Title: Review of William Mitford, An Inquiry into the Principles of Harmony in Language...
Genre: Classics, Essays / Criticism, philology
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: In Edinburgh Review No. XII (July 1805) pp.357-386; p.364
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 16123  
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: 54
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1984), 2, p. 54,, accessed: 22 February 2024

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