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Record Number: 18789


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have read Roderick over and over again and am the more and more convinced that it is the noblest Epic poem of the age I have had some correspondence and a good deal of conversation with Mr Jeffery [sic] about it who though he does not agree with me in every particular. He says it is too long and wants [italics] elasticity [end italics] and will not he fears be generally read though much may be said in its favours' [Hogg was trying to get Jeffrey to allow him to review the poem]

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 21 Nov 1814 and 15 Dec 1814

Country:

Scotland

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:

Francis Jeffrey

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

23 Oct 1773

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

editor of Edinburgh Review

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Robert Southey

Title:

Roderick, The Last of the Goths

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18789

Source:

Print

Author:

James Hogg

Editor:

Gillian Hughes

Title:

Collected Letters of James Hogg, The

Place of Publication:

Edinburgh

Date of Publication:

2004

Vol:

I

Page:

221

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Hogg, Gillian Hughes (ed.), Collected Letters of James Hogg, The (Edinburgh, 2004), I, p. 221, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18789, accessed: 17 September 2019


Additional Comments:

Letter from James Hogg to Southey.

   
   
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