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Record 16314

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Ann Lowry Boyd, c. April 1831: 'For the last week I have not been at all well, & indeed was obliged yesterday to go to bed after breakfast instead of after tea, where I contrived to abstract myself out of a good deal of pain into Lord Byron's Life by Moore.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Apr 1831 and 30 Apr 1831
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: county: Herefordshire
specific address: Hope End
other location: in bed
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: Thomas Moore
Title: Letters and Journals of Lord Byron: with Notices of His Life
Genre: Poetry, Biography, Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 16314  
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: 289
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1984), 2, p. 289,, accessed: 31 January 2023

Additional comments:

Source eds note copy of text lent to Barrett by 'Mrs Ricardo'; see p.290 n.2, and Letter 406 (p.290), in which Barrett also reports, to Hugh Stuart Boyd, that 'I read it with so much interest, that it was finished on the day after it was begun, -- & I could scarcely dine, or drink tea, or go to sleep, in the meantime.'



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