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Record Number: 16049


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Mary Moulton-Barrett to Henrietta Moulton-Barrett, 11 April 1826: 'Mrs. Campbell & her lovely children quite well. They all have the poem. Mrs. D[effell] says it has been her amusement & study & however incapable she may be of judging of a literary work, nature & the feelings of the heart she can appreciate as well as the learned, therefore she is delighted with the Essay [on Mind], tho' the subject be dry and deep -- "it exhibits in its pages the purity, the piety of the Author's mind. Extensive reading & the power of carefully separating, as she proceeds in the study of dangerous writers, the tares from the wheat, it seems to me a wonderful production." [quotation apparently from letter by Mrs Deffell]'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 25 Mar 1826 and 11 Apr 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:

Mrs Deffell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

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

25 March 1826

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16049

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:

339

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence, (Winfield, 1984), 1, p. 339, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=16049, accessed: 29 May 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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