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Record 17334

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to James Russell Lowell, 31 July 1844, thanking him for copy of his Poems (1844): 'Your "Legend of Brittany" is full of beautiful touches [...] Then among the miscellaneous poems my pencil has marked various beauties & felicities. Chief of all I like the [italics]ode[end italics], which has struck a deep string in me, as it must in all, to whom Poetry has been as to me, the Life-light of existence. 'If I ventured to make a remark in criticism on this new volume in a general point of view, it wd be that there is a certain vagueness of effect, through a redundant copiousness of what may be called poetical diction!'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jul 1844 and 31 Jul 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: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: James Russell Lowell
Title: Poems
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 2nd edn, 1844
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 17334  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1991
  Vol: 9
  Page: 67-68
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1991), 9, p. 67-68,, accessed: 29 March 2023

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