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Record 17020

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 4 November 1842: 'I have been reading Mrs Trollope in the New Monthly. She is very clever there is no denying. But I do wonder whether the [italics]educated[end italics] quakers make use of [italics]Thee[end italics] in the nominative case -- whether they make use of such execrable grammar (for instance) as "Thee bee'st". I never heard a quaker talk, and yet I cd scarcely wonder or doubt at all about it, if I did not observe that Capt. Marryat & Mrs Trollope & other writers of at least supposed education, represent their quakers always talking so.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Apr 1842 and 4 Nov 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: Frances Trollope
Title: The Barnabys in America
Genre: Fiction, Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: Serialised in The New Monthly Magazine from April 1842 (concluded September 1843).
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17020  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1988
  Vol: 6
  Page: 138
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1988), 6, p. 138,, accessed: 26 May 2024

Additional comments:



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