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Record 25657

Reading Experience:

'Such a shocked surprise came to me the pther day on opening T.F. Henderson's book on "Scottish Vernacular Literature" to find out what he had to say by way of comment on Hume's "The Day Estivall". I had just been reading this poem again - a poem to which I am often persuaded to return when prompted by a lovely day - and, having its freshness so vividly in my mind, it was all the more astonishing to be confronted by Henderson's contemptuous aside: "...'The Day Estivall', if absurdly prosaic, is occasionally picturesque."'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Until: 17 Apr 1939
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Perth
specific address: 27 Wilson Street
location in dwelling: in bed
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:William Soutar
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 28 Apr 1892
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: poet
Religion: atheist
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: Alexander Hume
Title: The Day Estivall
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 25657  
Source - Print  
  Author: William Soutar
  Editor: Alexander Scott
  Title: Diaries of a dying man
  Place of Publication: Edinburgh
  Date of Publication: 1954
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 139
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: William Soutar, Alexander Scott (ed.), Diaries of a dying man (Edinburgh, 1954), p. 139,, accessed: 25 May 2020

Additional comments:



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