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Record 880

Reading Experience:

On Wednesday before breakfast, I read the beginning of Antoninus?s 10th. book, & I went on with it today, but not the end. My energies felt dead within me: & how could I do anything without them? Nothing but reading the 3d. vol: of Mrs. Shelley, which I despatched in two hours ? (which did come at last!! - ) No going out today. Marcus Antoninus after Mrs. Shelly [sic], and drinking tea after Marcus.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 11 Aug 1831
Country: England
Time: morning: Before breakfast
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: Marcus Antoninus
Title: n/a
Genre: Classics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 880  
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: 135
  Additional comments: Diary entry for 11 August 1831

Citation: Elizabeth Barrett, Elizabeth Berridge (ed.), The Barretts at Hope End: The Early Diary of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (London, 1974), p. 135,, accessed: 23 February 2024

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