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Record 16334

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Elizabeth Barrett to Hugh Stuart Boyd, July 1832: 'Poor Sir Walter Scott! You have heard that he is dying [...] The other night Papa read a passage from the Lady of the Lake to me; and I did not like to hear it. It sounded like something unnatural -- as if you were looking at a broken instrument, & hearing its sweetest music at the same time. [...] You know I am not an admirer of Sir Walter's poetry.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jul 1832 and 31 Jul 1832
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:Edward Moulton-Barrett sr
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 28 May 1785
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Estate owner
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Jamaica
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Elizabeth Barrett (reader's daughter).
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Walter Scott
Title: The Lady of the Lake
Genre: Fiction, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 16334  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1985
  Vol: 3
  Page: 31
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1985), 3, p. 31, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=16334, accessed: 03 February 2023

Additional comments:

 

 

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