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Record 17243

Reading Experience:

Harriet Martineau to Elizabeth Barrett, 1 August 1843: 'I owe to you many many moments of pleasure, some ideas (rare gifts in this age!) & no small feeling of complacency from your permission to my dear Mrs Reid to bring me your very noble poem, Pan Departed [sic]. The stanzas of that poem have run in my head, & raised my thought, ever since the first reading [...] May I add that I would sacrifice the whole poem, -- throw it into the fire, -- if the name & offices of Christ did not stand in it exactly as they do.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jul 1843 and 1 Aug 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:Harriet Martineau
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1802
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Unitarian
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: Elizabeth Barrett
Title: The Dead Pan
Genre: Other religious, Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17243  
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: 269
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1989), 7, p. 269,, accessed: 02 March 2024

Additional comments:



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