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Record 826

Reading Experience:

I read some of Chrysostom's commentary on the Ephesians. I am getting tired of this commentary. Such underground dark passages before you get at anything worth standing to look at! Very eloquent sometimes: but such a monotony & lengthiness! Sunday is not a reading day with me. Driving to church, driving back again, driving to chapel, driving back again - & prayers three times at home besides! All that fills up the day, except the few interstices between the intersections.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 5 Jun 1831
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: city: Ledbury
specific address: Hope End
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: Gentry
Occupation: Poet
Religion: Evangelical Anglican
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: St John Chrysostom
Title: Commentary on the Ephesians
Genre: Bible, Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 826  
Source - Print  
  Author: Elizabeth Barrett
  Editor: Elizabeth Berridge
  Title: The Barretts at Hope End: The Early Diary of Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1974
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 63-4
  Additional comments: Diary entry for 5 June 1831

Citation: Elizabeth Barrett, Elizabeth Berridge (ed.), The Barretts at Hope End: The Early Diary of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (London, 1974), p. 63-4,, accessed: 01 February 2023

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