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Record 16340

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Hugh Stuart Boyd, 16 April 1832: 'I believe I ought to have written to you before to thank you for lending Synesius to me [...] I have gone thro' the whole of Synesius; and notwithstanding his occasional diffuseness & self- repetition [...] he does [italics]make you feel[end italics] that he is a poet.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 7 Apr 1832 and 16 Apr 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:Elizabeth Barrett
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 6 Mar 1806
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
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: Synesius Bishop of Ptolemais
Title: Hymns
Genre: Other religious, Classics, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 16340  
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: 12-13
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1985), 3, p. 12-13,, accessed: 08 December 2023

Additional comments:



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