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Record 19509

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Robert Browning, letter postmarked 21 July 1845, following remarks on Browning's reading of her published juvenile writings: 'I leave my sins & yours gladly, to get into the Hood poems which have delighted me so -- & first to the St Praxede [sic] which is of course the finest & most powerful .. & indeed full of the power of life .. & of death [...] The "angel & child," with all its beauty & significance! -- and the "Garden Fancies" [...] with that beautiful & musical use of the word "meandering," [...] It does so mate with your "[italics]simmering[end italics] quiet" in Sordello, which brings the summer air into the room as sure as you read it [...] And the Laboratory is hideous as you meant to make it: -- only I object a little to your tendency .. which is almost a habit [...] of making lines difficult for the reader to read .. see the opening lines of this poem.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jul 1844 and 21 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 Barrett
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 6 Mar 1806
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
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: 'Garden Fancies: I, The Flower's Name; II, Sibrandus Schafnaburgensis'
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: In Hood's Magazine, July 1844, pp.45-48
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19509  
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: 315
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1992), 10, p. 315,, accessed: 25 July 2024

Additional comments:



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