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Record 16734

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 28 August 1841: 'In regard to Miss Garrow's poetry, I cannot to please any person in the world take the Landor & Kenyon estimate of it. Mr Landor, you know, says "Sappho" -- and Mr Kenyon says [...] "wonderful genius!" [...] The best poem I have seen of hers, is the Ballad in Lady Blessington's Keepsake for next year [...] and I think & feel of that ballad as of the rest, that it is flowingly & softly written, with no trace of the thing called genius [...] It is right to admit that I have seen only four or five poems -- but those were selected ones .. for Lady Blessington -- (two selected by Mr Landor)'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1841 and 28 Aug 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: Theodosia Garrow
Title: poems
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 16734  
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: 120
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1987), 5, p. 120,, accessed: 13 July 2024

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