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Record 17254

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett, invalid, to Richard Hengist Horne, 5 October 1843: 'I very much admire Mr Macaulay -- & could scarcely read his ballads & keep lying down. They seemed to draw me up to my feet as the mesmeric powers are said to do'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1842 and 5 Oct 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: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Title: Lays of Ancient Rome
Genre: Classics, History, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1842
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17254  
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: 356
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1989), 7, p. 356,, accessed: 04 June 2023

Additional comments:



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