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Record Number: 13403


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Walter Scott seems to me the same sort of thing laboured in a very inferior way, and more careless, with many repetitions of himself. Caleb is overdone. Sir W. and Lady Ashton are very good characters, and the meeting of the two coaches and six the best scene in the book. The catastophe is shocking and disgusting'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 28 Jun 1819

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: York
county: Yorkshire

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:

Sydney Smith

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

3 Jun 1771

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

clergyman

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Walter Scott

Title:

The Bride of Lammermoor

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown
Sent by Archibald Constable - not known if owned or borrowed


Source Information:

Record ID:

13403

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Nowell C. Smith

Title:

The Letters of Sydney Smith

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1953

Vol:

I

Page:

330

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Nowell C. Smith (ed.), The Letters of Sydney Smith (Oxford, 1953), I, p. 330, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=13403, accessed: 01 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Letter to Lord Lansdowne

   
   
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