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Record 16631

Reading Experience:

'I have just finished your poem of "The Sisters", and tell you truly and fairly that I read it with an interest and delight which I cannot express. I like it better than anything you have done (am I right or wrong?) and you have contrived to mix up poetical imagery and expression with such a great degree of interest as I have never before found in any poem.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 9 Apr 1812 and 19 Apr 1812
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:Sir William Elford
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: M.P. and Recorder for Plymouth
Religion: Church of England
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: Mary Russell Mitford
Title: The Sisters
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 16631  
Source - Print  
  Author: A.G. L'Estrange
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Friendships of Mary Russell Mitford
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1882
  Vol: 1
  Page: 83
  Additional comments: Letter from Sir William Elford to Miss Mitford, 18 Bury St, April 19, 1812

Citation: A.G. L'Estrange, The Friendships of Mary Russell Mitford (London, 1882), 1, p. 83,, accessed: 03 July 2022

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