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Record 17483

Reading Experience:

'Tell me - did you write the critic [critique] on his [Edward Irving's] book, which appeared in the Sunday Times - I had not read two sentences of it till I said to myself "this is He" do not forget to tell me - I shall be disappointed if I find I have mistaken your style -'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 21 Jul 1823
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: "Hell"
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:Jane Baillie Welsh
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 14 Jul 1801
Socio-economic group: n/a
Occupation: N/A
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Anon
Title: Review of Edward Irving's The Orations and the Arguments For Judgment To Come
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: NewspaperManuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17483  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jane Baillie Welsh
  Editor: C R Sanders
  Title: The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle
  Place of Publication: Durham, North Carolina
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 2
  Page: 417
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jane Baillie Welsh, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 2, p. 417,, accessed: 17 June 2019

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from JBW to Thomas Carlyle dated 19 August 1823 written at "Hell" (I am unable to find what this is short for). Pages 415 - 418 in this edition. Estimated date range based on day of this letter (Tuesday 19th) and the previous Sunday).



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