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Record Number: 16989


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Hugh Stuart Boyd, 2 April 1842: 'As to your kind desire to hear whatever in the way of favorable remark I have gathered for fruit of my papers [on the Greek Christian poets], I put on a veil and tell you that Mr Kenyon thought it well done altho' "labor thrown away from the unpopularity of the subject" -- that Miss Mitford was very much pleased [...] that Mrs Jamieson read them "with great pleasure" unconsciously of the author, -- & that Mr Horne the poet & Mr Browning the poet were not behind in approbation! Mr Browning is said to be learned in Greek [...] & of Mr Horne I should suspect something similar. Miss Mitford & Mrs Jamieson altho' very gifted & highly cultivated women are not Graecians & therefore judge the papers simply as English compositions. 'The single unfavorable opinion is Mr Hunter's who thinks that the criticisms are not given with either sufficient seriousness or diffidence, & that there is a painful sense of effort through the whole.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 26 Feb 1842 and 2 Apr 1842

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:

Robert Browning

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

7 May 1812

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

unknown

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:

'Some Account of the Greek Christian Poets'

Genre:

Other religious, Classics, Essays / Criticism, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

Serialised over four issues of The Athenaeum, beginning on 26 February 1842.

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16989

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1987

Vol:

5

Page:

303

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence, (Winfield, 1987), 5, p. 303, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=16989, accessed: 08 June 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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