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Record Number: 8530


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Felicia Hemans to the Reverend Samuel Butler, 19 February 1828: 'I do not know whether you are at all a Lover of German Literature, but there is a poem in that Language, a beautiful nuptial benediction pronounced by a Father over his child [...] which some parts of your letter [about his daughter's forthcoming marriage] recalled to my mind. I have copied Madame de Stael's translation of it, and take the liberty of including it for you.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1813 and 19 Feb 1828

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:

Felicia Hemans

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

25 Sep 1793

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Church of England

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:

Johann Heinrich Voss

Title:

poem ("nuptial benediction")

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Translated Madame de Stael, in De L'Allemagne (1813)

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

8530

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Susan J. Wolfson

Title:

Felicia Hemans: Selected Poems, Letters, Reception Materials

Place of Publication:

Princeton

Date of Publication:

2000

Vol:

n/a

Page:

496

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Susan J. Wolfson (ed.), Felicia Hemans: Selected Poems, Letters, Reception Materials, (Princeton, 2000), p. 496, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=8530, accessed: 25 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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