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Record 890

Reading Experience:

I finished Keats?s Lamia, Isabella, Eve of St Agnes & Hyperion, before breakfast. The three first disappointed me. The extracts I had seen of them, were undeniably the finest things in them. But there is some surprising poetry ? poetry of wonderful grandeur, in the Hyperion. The effect of the appearance of Hyperion, among the ruined Titans, is surpassingly fine. Poor poor Keats. His name shall be in my ?Poets Record.?
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 18 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: John Keats
Title: Hyperion
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 890  
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: 141
  Additional comments: Diary entry for 18 August 1831

Citation: Elizabeth Barrett, Elizabeth Berridge (ed.), The Barretts at Hope End: The Early Diary of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (London, 1974), p. 141,, accessed: 23 February 2024

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