'During the last week I have also read the latter half of 'Maria Stuart' - some scenes of Alfieri - and a portion of 'Tacitus' (which by the way is the hardest Latin I ever saw) - when you devoted four hours of my day to the study of history, what did you mean should become of my Italian and my dear German?'
The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle
Place of Publication:
Durham, North Carolina
Date of Publication:
Jane Baillie Welsh, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 2, p. 197, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=16591, accessed: 18 June 2013
Taken from letter from Jane Baillie Welsh to Thomas Carlyle dated 11th November 1822, written at Haddington. Pages 196 - 199 in this edition. Dates of reading experience based on her reference treading it in the previous week.
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