Reading Experience Database

Basic Search

Advanced Search

Record 2346

Reading Experience:

'I suppose you shared the benefit, so common, thank God! in our generation, - of an early, & thorough familiarity with Mrs Barbauld's Prose Hymns. I know no book influence (out of the bible) at all to be compared to the hallowing & ripening influence of that little book.[...] I know of no woman's intellect like Mrs. Barbauld's.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 6 Feb 1843
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:Harriet Martineau
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 12 Jun 1802
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Unitarian
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: Anna Laetitia Barbauld
Title: Hymns in Prose for Children
Genre: Children's Lit
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1781
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 2346  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Harriet Martineau
  Title: Letter to Caroline Clive, 6 Feb 1843
  Location: Collection of Edward Clive, Whitfield, Wormbridge, Hereford
  Call no: MS Whitfield C13
  Page/folio: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Letter to Caroline Clive, 6 Feb 1843 Collection of Edward Clive, Whitfield, Wormbridge, Hereford, p. MS Whitfield C13,, accessed: 07 December 2023

Additional comments:



Reading Experience Database version 2.0.  Page updated: 27th Apr 2016  3:15pm (GMT)