letter to Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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letter to Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Reading experience
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Evidence

Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Arabella and Henrietta Moulton-Barrett (sisters), 2 October 1846, on receiving her father, brother"s, and sisters" responses to her marriage: "The delay of the week in Paris brought me to the hour of my death warrant at Orleans [...] Robert brought in a great packet of letters [...] He wanted to sit by me while I read them, but I would not let him [...] I got him to go away for ten minutes, to meet the agony alone [...] And besides it was right not to let him read -- -- They were very hard letters, those from dearest Papa & dearest George [...] "Now I will tell you -- Robert who had been waiting at the door [...] came in & found me just able to cry from the balm of your tender words -- I put your two letters into his hands, & [italics]he[end italics], when he had read them, said with tears in his eyes, & kissing them between the words -- ""I love your sisters with a deep affection -- I am inexpressibly grateful to them -- It shall be the object of my life to justify their trust as they express it here.""" "

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Aged 34 [Experience in 1846, born in 1812]

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France
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Browning, Robert
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The Brownings' Correspondence
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France
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letter to Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Reading experience
Identifer:
ukred-17626

Evidence

Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Arabella and Henrietta Moulton-Barrett (sisters), 2 October 1846, on receiving her father, brother"s, and sisters" responses to her marriage: "The delay of the week in Paris brought me to the hour of my death warrant at Orleans [...] Robert brought in a great packet of letters [...] He wanted to sit by me while I read them, but I would not let him [...] I got him to go away for ten minutes, to meet the agony alone [...] And besides it was right not to let him read -- -- They were very hard letters, those from dearest Papa & dearest George [...] "Now I will tell you -- Robert who had been waiting at the door [...] came in & found me just able to cry from the balm of your tender words -- I put your two letters into his hands, & [italics]he[end italics], when he had read them, said with tears in his eyes, & kissing them between the words -- ""I love your sisters with a deep affection -- I am inexpressibly grateful to them -- It shall be the object of my life to justify their trust as they express it here.""" "

Source

The Brownings' Correspondence

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Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Browning, Robert
Aged 34 [Experience in 1846, born in 1812]

Details of the reading experience

Date of Reading Experience
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France
EuRED : emotions
EuRED : intensity
EuRED : environment
EuRED : lighting
EuRED : testimony
EuRED : reliability
Notes


How to cite this record

You can copy this item for personal use, share it, and post it on a blog or website. It cannot be used commercially without permission. Please ensure the following credit accompanies it:

The Brownings' Correspondence
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/72424
Accessed on 2019/11/16 02:17:40

Related place
France
Related people
Browning, Robert
Related text or manuscript
The Brownings' Correspondence
Related place
France
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"The delay of the week in Paris brought me to the hour of my death warrant at Orleans [...] 
Robert brought in a great packet of letters [...] He wanted to sit by me while I read them, but 
I would not let him [...] I got him to go away for ten minutes, to meet the agony alone [...] 
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