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Record Number: 16439


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Mary Russell Mitford to Lady Dacre, 3 July 1836, on Elizabeth Barrett: 'The "Essay on Mind" which she sent me [...] was written before she was seventeen -- It is a wonderful production -- with notes as full of learning as those to the Prometheus. Henry Cary [...] was reading it here yesterday -- & declared that she had read books and alluded to them familiarly as if read by every body that the young men at Oxford in his day ever thought of looking into.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

2 Jul 1836

Country:

n/a

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:

Henry Cary

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

6 Dec 1772

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

scholar

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Gibraltar

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

Genre:

Poetry, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16439

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1985

Vol:

3

Page:

331

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence, (Winfield, 1985), 3, p. 331, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=16439, accessed: 18 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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