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Record 3724

Reading Experience:

'Suddenly he [William Edmonstoune Ayton] burst forth without any warning with "Come hither Evan Cameron" - and repeated the poem to us.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 1859
Country: Scotland
Time: evening
Place: city: Edinburgh
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:William Edmonstoune Ayton
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1813
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Lawyer and poet
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Margaret Oliphant and others
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: William Edmonstoune Ayton
Title: The Execution of Montrose
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: Published Sept 1844 in Blackwood's Magazine
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 3724  
Source - Print  
  Author: Margaret Oliphant
  Editor: Elisabeth Jay
  Title: The Autobiography of Margaret Oliphant
  Place of Publication: Ontario
  Date of Publication: 2002
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 137
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Margaret Oliphant, Elisabeth Jay (ed.), The Autobiography of Margaret Oliphant (Ontario, 2002), p. 137,, accessed: 18 June 2019

Additional comments:

The reaction on the part of the listeners was stifled laughter.



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