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Record Number: 16125


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Henrietta Moulton-Barrett, from Eastnor Castle, c.October 1827: 'As Lady Margaret wished to see a part of my poem, I read her a few sheets, & when I had done she begged they might remain with her till I left Eastnor [...] 'She said the work shewed "great mind & thought [italics]always[end italics], -- & poetical power [italics]frequently[end italics]:" observing in criticism that I was "too metaphysical now & then."'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Oct 1827 and 31 Oct 1827

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Herefordshire
specific address: Eastnor Castle

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:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Evangelical

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Lady Margaret Maria Cocks (reader's hostess)


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Elizabeth Barrett

Title:

(probably) "The Development of Genius"

Genre:

Poetry, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Sheet

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

16125

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1984

Vol:

2

Page:

82

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence, (Winfield, 1984), 2, p. 82, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=16125, accessed: 26 May 2024


Additional Comments:

See p.83 n.6 in source for editors' conjecture as to text read.

   
   
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