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Record 17102

Reading Experience:

Benjamin Robert Haydon, in his Autobiography, mentions 'Liz', 'An attractive girl on the second floor of a house full of young men ... [who] attached herself to the party, made tea for them, marketed with them, carved for them, went to the lay with them, read Shakespeare with them,' going on to remark, 'Her position was anomalous, but I firmly believe it was innocent ... She was a girl with a man's mind ... as interesting a girl as you would wish to see'.
Century: 1700-1799, 1800-1849
Date: unknown
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:

Age Unknown
Gender Unknown
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: unknown
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: unknown
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: William Shakespeare
Title: unknown
Genre: Drama, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details:
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17102  
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: 308 n.1
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1988), 6, p. 308 n.1,, accessed: 13 April 2024

Additional comments:

Passage quoted by source eds appears in I. 54-55 of Haydon's autobiography.



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