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Record 17320

Reading Experience:

Bryan Waller Procter to Robert Browning, ?26 March 1844: 'I got your play last night then read it with very great pleasure [...] Colombe is a charming creature. The play [...] is [italics]full[end italics] of interest & capital situations -- the language excellent. You have done well [...] to lay aside all mystery of language & speak direct'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 25 Mar 1844 and 28 Mar 1844
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:Bryan Waller Procter
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1787
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer/lawyer
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: Robert Browning
Title: Colombe's Birthday
Genre: Drama, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: In proof copy
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17320  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1990
  Vol: 8
  Page: 276
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1990), 8, p. 276,, accessed: 10 December 2023

Additional comments:

Procter the dedicatee of text read.



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