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Record Number: 18799


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I had a note from Mr Jeffery [sic] on the very day after [Hogg's The Pilgrims of the Sun] was published who is not going to review it till he get another to join with it which makes me think it is no peculiar favourite with him, I copy his own words from the note he sent which was an invitation to sup "I have run slightly over your new published poem - It unquestionably shows great powers of imagination and composition but I am afraid it is too [italics] stretchy [end italics] and desultory - the public estimation of your powers will lose nothing by it of your judgement it may but of this we shall have a long crack".'

Century:

Date:

Until: 21 Jan 1815

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:

James Hogg

Title:

Pilgrims of the Sun, The

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18799

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:

234

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Hogg, Gillian Hughes (ed.), Collected Letters of James Hogg, The (Edinburgh, 2004), I, p. 234, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18799, accessed: 20 September 2019


Additional Comments:

Letter from Hogg to John Murray

   
   
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