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Record 17250

Reading Experience:

Thomas Westwood to Elizabeth Barrett, 26 September 1843: 'Browning, I have read but little of -- indeed "Pippa passes" -- is almost the only poem of his that I have seen -- the commencement I thought very beautiful, & the [italics]design[end italics] of the poem altogether, -- but the interior is often so labyrinthine, that it is not the easiest matter in the world to thread one's way [...] Turning over some numbers of the Athenaeum, last night, I came upon a review of [R. H. Horne's Orion], which the first half- dozen lines proclaimed to be yours. How pleasant it is, all of a sudden, to turn round a corner, & be met by some familiar face [...] 'I read the "Brown Rosarie["] the other day to a young friend, an artist & he was so much delighted with it, that he determined forthwith to execute a set of designs from it.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: unknown
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:Thomas Westwood
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: unknown
Country of experience: unknown
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Robert Browning
Title: Pippa Passes
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17250  
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: 343
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1989), 7, p. 343,, accessed: 09 December 2023

Additional comments:



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