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Record 8393

Reading Experience:

'As to what they read [at the Gower Street School in the 1880s] -- and [...] Lucy Harrison [headmistress] read aloud to them untiringly -- it must be what went deepest and lifted highest -- Shakespeare, Dante in Cary's translation, Blake, Wordsworth, and [...] [Miss Harrison's] own favourites, Emily Bronte, Christina Rossetti, the Brownings, Coventry Patmore [...] A reading which all [...] [Miss Harrison's] pupils heard often, and never forgot, was from Alice Meynell's "Preludes" of 1875 -- the sonnet "To a Daisy"'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1879 and 31 Dec 1886
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: Gower Street School
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:Lucy Harrison, headmistress, Charlotte Mew, and other pupils at Gower Street school
Age Unknown
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
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: n/a
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 8393  
Source - Print  
  Author: Penelope Fitzgerald
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Charlotte Mew and Her Friends
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 31
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Penelope Fitzgerald, Charlotte Mew and Her Friends (London, 1984), p. 31,, accessed: 19 July 2024

Additional comments:



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