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Record 16503

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 1 January 1838: 'In my childish days & for some days afterwards I have read & re-read Miss Seward's Letters. They had a charm for me notwithstanding their vanity & elaborateness & bombast; and that charm was from the earnest love of poetic literature with which they are penetrated, & the generous thoughts & feelings which light them up.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
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 Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 6 Mar 1806
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: child
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: Anna Seward
Title: Letters of Anna Seward: Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807
Genre: Autobiog / Diary, Letters
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1811
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 16503  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1986
  Vol: 4
  Page: 4-5
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1986), 4, p. 4-5,, accessed: 31 March 2023

Additional comments:



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