'I am staggering through Goethe as fast as I can - that is very slowly - Schiller was nothing to this - Goe[z] puzzled me so excessively that I thought it adviseable to let it alone for a little and try something else - I chose Stella as I had read it in french and with great difficulty I have got through it and part of Clavigo - I do not think I shall like Goethe much unless he improves greatly-'
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. 294, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=17432, accessed: 22 May 2013
Taken from letter from JBW to Thomas Carlyle dated 28th February 1823, written at Haddington. Pages 294 - 296 in this edition. Estimated date range based on JBW's previous letter dated 10 February - she seems to have started on these works since then.
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