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Record Number: 16375


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 9 July 1836: 'You have not my dear kind friend thought me unkind and thankless in not writing my gratitude to you the moment I felt it, for your books [...] [explains having waited until had time to do justice to these, including one of Mitford's own] [...] My pencil has marked Emily and Fair Rosamund and Henry Talbot The bridal Eve, The Captive & The masque of the Seasons as chief favorites of mine. My pencil always does for me the prudent business which beans & pebbles did for the heroes of childish romance .. marking his footsteps in the wood [...] In these paths, these new paths -- thank you dear Miss Mitford for letting me walk in them'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jun 1836 and 9 Jul 1836

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:

Elizabeth Barrett

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

6 Mar 1806

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Christian

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:

Mary Russell Mitford

Title:

Dramatic Scenes, Sonnets and Other Poems

Genre:

Fiction, Drama, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1827

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

16375

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1985

Vol:

3

Page:

177-178

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence, (Winfield, 1985), 3, p. 177-178, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=16375, accessed: 17 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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