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Record 16600

Reading Experience:

Arabella Moulton-Barrett to Samuel Moulton-Barrett, 15 August 1839: 'Georgie [brother] is at Torquay, & he wrote out and sent to me the other day, Ba's ballad, unknown to her -- & by doing so, Papa says he has committed a breach of morality & he refuses to read it. I, not being quite so strict, have read it & am quite overflowing with gratitude to George for being so very IMMORAL -- It is most beautiful [...] but SO horrible [...] my hair felt inclined to turn [italics]upward[end italics] as I read it!'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1839 and 15 Aug 1839
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:Arabella Moulton-Barrett
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 4 Jul 1813
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: unknown
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: Elizabeth Barrett
Title: 'The Legend of the Browne Rosarie'
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 16600  
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: 346
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1986), 4, p. 346,, accessed: 23 June 2024

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