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Record Number: 15995


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

John Kenyon to his distant relative Elizabeth Barrett, on the latter's An Essay on Mind (read in a copy borrowed from Barrett), 12 July 1826: 'I had scarcely quitted you, when I thought that I had been very injudicious, to say the least, to beg your book -- Probably enough, you may not have another in the house. [...] 'Your work has not afforded solitary pleasure -- Mrs Kenyon [wife] has shared it with me, and Mr Philipps is making himself acquainted with it. 'For myself, claiming a cousin-ship in some degree or other, I have read it with pride as well as pleasure [goes on to discuss various pieces and passages further].'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 27 Feb 1826 and 12 Jul 1826

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:

Mr Philipps

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

unknown

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

unknown

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Elizabeth Barrett

Title:

An Essay on Mind with Other Poems

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1826

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

15995

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1984

Vol:

1

Page:

255-256

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence, (Winfield, 1984), 1, p. 255-256, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=15995, accessed: 24 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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