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Record 17084

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 14 December 1842: 'Mr Browning's last "Bells and Pomegranates" I sigh over. There are fine things [...] But there is much in the little (for the publication consists of only a few pages) which I, who admire him, wish away -- impotent attempts at humour, -- a vain jangling with rhymes [...] and a fragmentary rough-edgedness about the [italics]mounting[end italics] of some high thoughts.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Nov 1842 and 14 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: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 Browning
Title: Bells and Pomegranates III (Dramatic Lyrics)
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: November 1842
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17084  
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: 226
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1988), 6, p. 226,, accessed: 13 July 2024

Additional comments:



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