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Record 19485

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Robert Browning, 15-17 July 1845: 'Yesterday you must have wondered at me for being in such a maze about the poems. It was assuredly the wine song & no other which I read of yours in Hood's [...] Do bring in all the Hood poems of your own -- inclusive of the Tokay, because I read it in such haste as to whirl up all the dust you saw, from the wheels of my chariot.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jun 1845 and 17 Jul 1845
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: Robert Browning
Title: 'Claret and Tokay'
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: in Hood's Magazine, June 1844, p.525
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19485  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1992
  Vol: 10
  Page: 311
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1992), 10, p. 311,, accessed: 21 June 2024

Additional comments:

Barrett refers to previous day's meeting in which she had apparently shown confused recollection of poems by Browning.



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