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Record 19540

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 6 January 1846: 'I forgot quite to quarrel with you a little about Sir E Lytton Bulwer [sic] -- because indeed I dislike his dissertation on cold water as much as anything I have read lately. I [italics]know[end italics] the Malvern Hills, you will be reminded -- & when I think of that peculiar climate where people with delicate chests stand upon the mountain-slopes (such a beautiful country!) & breathe razors [...] I do marvel that any man of common sense can keep his countenance & recommend that situation as a substitute for Italy & Madeira to pulmonary patients [comments further on same subject].'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 24 Sep 1845 and 6 Jan 1846
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: Edward Bulwer Lytton
Title: 'Confessions and Observations of a Water-Patient'
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Autobiog / Diary, Geography / Travel, Medicine
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: In The New Monthly Magazine, Septemberr 1845, pp.1-16
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19540  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1993
  Vol: 11
  Page: 288
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1993), 11, p. 288,, accessed: 07 December 2023

Additional comments:

Source eds. note that text subsequently published in book form; see p.289 n.9.



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