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Record 17097

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Hugh Stuart Boyd to Elizabeth Barrett, 10 January 1843: 'I have read only a small part of Ossian [...] I have been reading a good deal of Dr Blair's Dissertation upon Ossian. The Miss Smiths can bear witness, that before I read it, I made several of the remarks which I afterwards found in Blair.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: England
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:

Listener:Hugh Stuart Boyd
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1781
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: classicist
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: unknown
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: Boyd a listener as, being blind, he had all texts read to him.

 

Text Being Read:

Author: James Macpherson (as 'Ossian')
Title: Ossian poems
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 17097  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1988
  Vol: 6
  Page: 282
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1988), 6, p. 282, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=17097, accessed: 22 May 2019

Additional comments:

Boyd's letter a response to Barrett's adherence to (true) opinion that Ossian poems forged by Macpherson (Boyd was convinced of their authenticity).

 

 

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