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Record Number: 16599


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Arabella Moulton-Barrett to Samuel Moulton-Barrett, 15 August 1839: 'Georgie [brother] is at Torquay, & he wrote out and sent to me the other day, Ba's ballad, unknown to her -- & by doing so, Papa says he has committed a breach of morality & he refuses to read it. I, not being quite so strict, have read it & am quite overflowing with gratitude to George for being so very IMMORAL -- It is most beautiful [...] but SO horrible [...] my hair felt inclined to turn [italics]upward[end italics] as I read it!'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1839 and 15 Aug 1839

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Torquay
county: Devonshire

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:

George Goodin Moulton-Barrett

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

15 Jul 1816

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Student lawyer

Religion:

Evangelical

Country of Origin:

England

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:

'The Legend of the Browne Rosarie'

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16599

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1986

Vol:

4

Page:

346

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence, (Winfield, 1986), 4, p. 346, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=16599, accessed: 13 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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