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Record 16996

Reading Experience:

William Charles Macready, Jr. to Robert Browning, May 1842: 'My dear Mr Browning 'I was very much obliged to you, for your kind letter. I liked exceedingly the Cardinal and the dog. I have tried to illustrate the poem, and I hope that you will like my attempt.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1842 and 31 May 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:William Charles Macready
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1832
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: child
Religion: unknown
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: 'The Cardinal and the Dog'
Genre: Poetry, Children's Lit
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 16996  
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: 329
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1987), 5, p. 329,, accessed: 10 December 2023

Additional comments:

See p.330 n.3 in source for further background detail regarding Browning's composition of 'The Cardinal and the Dog' for William Charles Macready Jr (poem not published until 1889, when it appeared, with various changes, in Asolando).



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