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Record Number: 16733


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 28 August 1841: 'In regard to Miss Garrow's poetry, I cannot to please any person in the world take the Landor & Kenyon estimate of it. Mr Landor, you know, says "Sappho" -- and Mr Kenyon says [...] "wonderful genius!" [...] The best poem I have seen of hers, is the Ballad in Lady Blessington's Keepsake for next year [...] and I think & feel of that ballad as of the rest, that it is flowingly & softly written, with no trace of the thing called genius [...] It is right to admit that I have seen only four or five poems -- but those were selected ones .. for Lady Blessington -- (two selected by Mr Landor)'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1841 and 28 Aug 1841

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:

Evangelical

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:

Theodosia Garrow

Title:

'The Doom of Cheynholme'

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16733

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:

120

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence, (Winfield, 1987), 5, p. 120, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=16733, accessed: 16 September 2021


Additional Comments:

Source eds note that text must have been read in MS, as The Keepsake for 1842, for which it was selected by Lady Blessington, the anthology's editor, was not published until November 1841 (see p.121 n.8).

   
   
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