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Record 17121

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to John Kenyon, mid-March 1843: 'Thank you, my dear cousin, for Mr Longfellow's verses -- a [italics]whole book[end italics] of which I never saw before, & never liked him so little as in the same. But I suppose verses of this sort are meant to be light & insigni[fi]cative'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Mar 1843 and 31 Mar 1843
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: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Title: unknown
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Source eds suggest text was Ballads and Other Poems (1842)
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17121  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1989
  Vol: 7
  Page: 10
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1989), 7, p. 10,, accessed: 30 May 2023

Additional comments:

Evidence from Letter 1178 in source.



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