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Record 16729

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 15 July 1841: 'I have read the Bells & Pomegranates! -- "Pippa passes" .. comprehension, I was going to say! [...] There are fine things in it -- & the presence of genius, never to be denied! -- At the same time it is hard .. [italics]to understand[end italics] -- is'nt it?'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Apr 1841 and 15 Jul 1841
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: Robert Browning
Title: Pippa Passes (Bells and Pomegranates, No. I)
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: April 1841
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 16729  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1987
  Vol: 5
  Page: 75
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1987), 5, p. 75,, accessed: 13 July 2024

Additional comments:



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