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Record 17190

Reading Experience:

Katherine Cockell to Elizabeth Barrett, 30 June 1843: 'I could not put Orion out of my hands for my needful food, -- nor out of my head for my more needful sleep. I was wholly possessed, rapt away into some new sphere never before dreamt of, & all this, (& much more than all this) tho' I have no classical enthusiasm (of course not!) real or affected; & tho' I have a particular antipathy to Giants.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jun 1843 and 30 Jun 1843
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: county: Devonshire
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:Katherine Cockell
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
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: Richard Hengist Horne
Title: Orion
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: June 1843
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17190  
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: 216
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1989), 7, p. 216,, accessed: 20 June 2024

Additional comments:

Reader an invalid befriended by Barrett during previous period of residence in Devonshire.



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