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Record 17083

Reading Experience:

Mary Russell Mitford to Elizabeth Barrett, 13 December 1842: 'I read Tennyson. "Locksley Hall" is very fine; but should it not have finished at '"I myself must mix with action, Lest I wither by despair"? 'It seems to me that all after that weakens the impression of the story, which has its appropriate finish with that line.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1842 and 13 Dec 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:Mary Russell Mitford
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 16 Dec 1787
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Anglican
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: Alfred Tennyson
Title: 'Locksley Hall'
Genre: Fiction, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: In Tennyson's Poems (2 vols, 1842)
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17083  
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: 224
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1988), 6, p. 224,, accessed: 01 July 2022

Additional comments:



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