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Record 17028

Reading Experience:

Joseph Arnould to Robert Browning, 27 November 1842: 'Finding it utterly impossible to express in prose the tumult of delight which your most noble Dramatic Lyrics have given me I have ventured as you will see to express, however imperfectly a tithe of what I felt in the following most crude and hasty lines [long poem in heroic couplets follows letter] [...] I wish you could have seen the delight with which my wife & myself devoured your "Pomegranate" & the ringing of "Bells" we set up afterwards [...] you must let me grasp your hand as a friend for "Waring": which I read & reread with tears in my eyes, I KNOW you can guess why [poem was based on Arnould and Browning's mutual friend Alfred Domett].'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1842 and 27 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:Joseph Arnould
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Unknown
Date of Birth 12 Nov 1814
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Barrister/journalist
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: 'Waring'
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: In Bells and Pomegranates III (1842)
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17028  
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: 174
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1988), 6, p. 174,, accessed: 09 December 2023

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