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Record 19608

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Mary Russell Mitford, 18 February 1850: 'Such a magical act as conjuring up for me the sight of a new poem by Alfred Tennyson, is unnecessary to prove you a right beneficent enchantress. Thank you, thank you [...] But now ... you know how free and sincere I am always! .. now tell me [...] apart from a certain sweetness & rise & fall in the rhythm, do you really see much for admiration in the poem. Is it [italics]new[end italics] in any way? [...] I do [italics]not[end italics] perceive much in this lyric, which strikes me, & Robert also (who goes with me throughout) as quite inferior to the other lyrical snatches in the Princess. By the way, if he introduces it in the Princess, it will be the only [italics]rhymed[end italics] verse in the work. Robert thinks that he was thinking of the Rhine-echoes in writing it'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1850 and 18 Feb 1850
Country: Italy
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:

Reading Group:Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Unknown
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writers
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Italy
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Alfred Tennyson
Title: (Probably) 'The Bugle Song' (opening 'The splendour falls')
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19608  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley, Scott Lewis, Edward Hagan
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 2007
  Vol: 16
  Page: 56-57
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley, Scott Lewis, Edward Hagan (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 2007), 16, p. 56-57,, accessed: 25 June 2022

Additional comments:



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