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Record 16508

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to John Kenyon, c. March 1838: 'Thank you for Alford's poems. There is much beauty in some of them -- but [italics]there is a want of abiding power[end italics]. Do you not think so? -- It might be a fault in my humour at the time I read them.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1838 and 31 Mar 1838
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: Henry Alford
Title: poems
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 16508  
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: 16
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1986), 4, p. 16,, accessed: 27 February 2024

Additional comments:

See p.16 n.7 in source for volumes of Alford's poetry possibly read here.



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