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Record Number: 12888


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have seen the last number of the Edinr review at Mount-annan. I regret, with you, that Jeffrey should bestow so much of his time on Politics; and I rejoice in the prospect [(for] this is one of the advantages of Peace!) that in a short [time] he will not have this in his power. He must be an extra-ordinary man. No subject however hackneyed, but he has the art of extracting some new thought out of it. The introduction to the Critiq[ue] on Byron is in my opinion admirable?so acute so philosophical: - None but a man of keen penetration, and deep research could have written such a thing - Even the present state of Europe is interesting in his hands.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Apr 1814 and 24 Aug 1814

Country:

Scotland

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:

Reader:

Thomas Carlyle

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

4 Dec 1795

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

teacher, later man of letters

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Francis Jeffrey

Title:

Edinburgh Review

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

Edinburgh Review April and July 1814

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

12888

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Charles Richard Sanders

Title:

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle

Place of Publication:

Durham, NC

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

I

Page:

23-4

Additional Comments:

Letter to Thomas Murray

Citation:

Charles Richard Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, NC, 1970), I, p. 23-4, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12888, accessed: 22 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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