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Record 16223

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Hugh Stuart Boyd, 1829: 'I meant to have taken with me today the following extract from the learned Abbe Barthelemi's introduction to his "Voyage of Anarcharsis". It consists of his opposition to a few of the charges generally & principally brought against Homer [including lack of dignity in presentation of noble characters] -- & pleased me very much when I read it for the first time a few days ago [goes on to transcribe passage in own English translation].'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1829 and 31 Dec 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: Jean Jacques Barthelemy
Title: Voyage du jeune Anarcharsis en Grece (introduction)
Genre: Classics, Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: In volume I
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 16223  
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: 206
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1984), 2, p. 206,, accessed: 20 June 2024

Additional comments:



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