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Record 13463

Reading Experience:

'I have as yet read very few articles in the Edinburgh Review, having lent it to a sick countess, who only wished to read it because a few copies only had arrived in London. I like very much the review of Davy, think the review of Espriela much too severe and am extremely vexed by the review of Hoyle's Exodus. The levities it contains will I am sure give very great offence'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 31 Jan 1808
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
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:Sydney Smith
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 3 Jun 1771
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: Clergyman
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: Edinburgh Review
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: no xxii
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 13463  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Nowell C. Smith
  Title: The Letters of Sydney Smith
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1953
  Vol: I
  Page: 131
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Nowell C. Smith (ed.), The Letters of Sydney Smith (Oxford, 1953), I, p. 131,, accessed: 19 February 2020

Additional comments:

Letter to Francis Jeffrey



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