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Record Number: 17251


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Thomas Westwood to Elizabeth Barrett, 26 September 1843: 'Browning, I have read but little of -- indeed "Pippa passes" -- is almost the only poem of his that I have seen -- the commencement I thought very beautiful, & the [italics]design[end italics] of the poem altogether, -- but the interior is often so labyrinthine, that it is not the easiest matter in the world to thread one's way [...] Turning over some numbers of the Athenaeum, last night, I came upon a review of [R. H. Horne's Orion], which the first half- dozen lines proclaimed to be yours. How pleasant it is, all of a sudden, to turn round a corner, & be met by some familiar face [...] 'I read the "Brown Rosarie["] the other day to a young friend, an artist & he was so much delighted with it, that he determined forthwith to execute a set of designs from it.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

25 Sep 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:

review of Richard Hengist Horne, Orion

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

In The Athenaeum, 24 June 1843

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17251

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:

343

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence, (Winfield, 1989), 7, p. 343, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=17251, accessed: 29 May 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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