Reading Experience Database

Basic Search

Advanced Search

Record 16214

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Hugh Stuart Boyd, 2 February 1829, thanking him for forwarding parcel containing E. H. Barker's edition of Cicero's Catilinian Orations: 'I was much interested by the extracts from Schottus's dissertation. I was surprised that Tacitus's treatise should be printed without notes [...] I was also surprised [...] to find Mr Barker's notes in English, while the notes of Ernesti & Ernestus are left in Latin. Surely some uniformity should have been preserved: either the Latin notes should have been rendered into English, or the English notes into Latin. These remarks are for [italics]you[end italics]. You need not take the trouble of repeating, to Mr Barker, anything more than my thanks.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1829 and 2 Feb 1829
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: E.H. Barker (ed.)
Title: Cicero's Catilinian Orations
Genre: Classics, Politics, Law
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Ed. E. H. Barker, 1829
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 16214  
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: 184
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1984), 2, p. 184,, accessed: 22 April 2024

Additional comments:



Reading Experience Database version 2.0.  Page updated: 27th Apr 2016  3:15pm (GMT)