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Record 16991

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 6 April 1842: 'The best and fullest biography [of William Cowper] in all ways appears to be poor Southey's -- the life published together with the works a few years ago [...] I read the book some years ago -- Mr Kenyon lent it to me'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1835 and 6 Apr 1842
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 Southey (ed)
Title: The Works of William Cowper, Esq., ... With a Life of the Author
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Poetry, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Ed. Robert Southey. 15 vols, 1835-1837
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 16991  
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: 306
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1987), 5, p. 306,, accessed: 21 March 2023

Additional comments:



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