The Vicar of Wrexhill (extracts)

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The Vicar of Wrexhill (extracts)

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Elizabeth Barrrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 12 October 1837: "The village [i.e. (apparently) Mitford"s] reminds me of the Vicar of Wrexhill -- at least of the extracts I have seen from it! -- What a lamentable book -- & to be written by a woman -- who from the weakness & softness of her nature should so feel the need & the beauty of that strength & surpassing tenderness found in the religion of Jesus Christ, & only there! -- It is very ill to hold up to scorn the most unsecular portion of the Church of England -- but to do so by misrepresen[ta]tion & perversion is most ill! [goes on to complain further regarding representation of religious characters, and quotation from Scripture, in text]"

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Source eds note that the Athenaeum for 23 September 1837 (no. 517, pp.707-708) reviewed this text, including extracts, and referring to Trollope as 'a clever woman ... though she seems, by choice, to delight in subjects which are painful and repulsive' (see p.289 n.9).

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The Brownings' Correspondence
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The Vicar of Wrexhill (extracts)

Reading experience
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Elizabeth Barrrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 12 October 1837: "The village [i.e. (apparently) Mitford"s] reminds me of the Vicar of Wrexhill -- at least of the extracts I have seen from it! -- What a lamentable book -- & to be written by a woman -- who from the weakness & softness of her nature should so feel the need & the beauty of that strength & surpassing tenderness found in the religion of Jesus Christ, & only there! -- It is very ill to hold up to scorn the most unsecular portion of the Church of England -- but to do so by misrepresen[ta]tion & perversion is most ill! [goes on to complain further regarding representation of religious characters, and quotation from Scripture, in text]"

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Source eds note that the Athenaeum for 23 September 1837 (no. 517, pp.707-708) reviewed this text, including extracts, and referring to Trollope as 'a clever woman ... though she seems, by choice, to delight in subjects which are painful and repulsive' (see p.289 n.9).

How to cite this record

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Accessed on 2020/01/25 07:31:52

Related place
England
Related people
Barrett, Elizabeth
Related text or manuscript
The Brownings' Correspondence
Related place
England
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from the weakness &amp; softness of her nature should so feel the need &amp; the beauty of that 
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