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Record Number: 17255


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Harriet Martineau to Elizabeth Barrett, 16 October 1843: 'Lady M. Lambton discharged her commission punctually, bringing me your precious volume before 1st of Sepr. Then I wished to read & study it before writing; & then came such a succession of visitors [...] that I have had to [...] put off all letters to a quieter time [...] here is a quiet morning, & I use its strength to thank you. 'I find noble & beautiful thoughts & lines in the Seraphim, & shall ever be glad that I have seen it. But I own to you that I turn with a stronger desire & pleasure to the minor poems, some of which really transport me [...] It is because some of the minor poems are riper, more complete & self-contained, & therefore simpler in expression [...] that I prefer them.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Aug 1843 and 16 Oct 1843

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:

Harriet Martineau

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1802

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Unitarian

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 Seraphim

Genre:

Other religious, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17255

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:

371

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence, (Winfield, 1989), 7, p. 371, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=17255, accessed: 08 June 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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