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Record Number: 17245


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Thomas Westwood to Elizabeth Barrett, 24 August 1843: 'I intended to return the book much earlier, but [...] the "Legend" was most peremptory in its demand to be read & re-read & then it positively refused to go back, till a copy had been made. So we were obliged to set a nimble little hand to work, & can now part with the volume, with the satisfactory feeling that all we most value in it, we have made our own. I cannot tell you how much I admire the poem, for every time I read it -- my liking increases.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jul 1843 and 24 Aug 1843

Country:

unknown

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:

Thomas Westwood

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

unknown

Country of Experience:

unknown

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, Astrology / alchemy / occult

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

17245

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1989

Vol:

7

Page:

290

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence, (Winfield, 1989), 7, p. 290, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=17245, accessed: 08 June 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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