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Record Number: 13327


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'It occurred to me; much about the same time that it would be proper to study Stewart's Essays, Berkel[e]y's principes of knowledge, Rumfords Essays, Newton ['s] Institutes, Simpson's Fluxions &c &c - If to these overpowering engagements you add the numberless fits of indolence - and the perpetual visitations of spleen, to which one is subjected in this dirty little uncomfortable planet of ours - I presume you will have a sufficient excuse for my silence; and will rather wonder indeed that you have heard from me at all.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Aug 1815 and 30 Nov 1815

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Annandale (probably)

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:

Writer / Academic

Religion:

Lapsed Calvinist

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:

Sir Isaac Newton

Title:

Institutes

Genre:

Science, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

13327

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Carlyle

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Carlyle

Place of Publication:

Durham

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

1

Page:

61

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carlyle, The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Carlyle (Durham, 1970), 1, p. 61, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=13327, accessed: 23 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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