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Record Number: 13437


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have received from you within these few months some very polite and liberal presents of new publications ; and though I was sorry you put yourself to any expense on my account, yet I was flattered by this mark of respect and good-will from gentlemen to whom I am personally unknown. I am quite sure, however, that you overlooked the purpose and tendency of a work called Elizabeth Evanshaw, or that you would not have sent it to a clergyman of the Established Church, or indeed to a clergyman of any church. [Smith then rebukes the publishers at length for producing irreligious books, including a translation of Voltaire, before going on to say that, nevertheless] I shall read all the works and tell you my opinion of them from time to time. I was very much pleased with the "Two Months in Ireland", but did not read the poetical part; the prosaic division of the work is very good'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 30 Jun 1827

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Foston
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:

[anon.]

Title:

Three Months in Ireland. By an English Protestant

Genre:

Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned
sent by the publishers, Hunt and Clarke


Source Information:

Record ID:

13437

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:

466

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Nowell C. Smith (ed.), The Letters of Sydney Smith (Oxford, 1953), I, p. 466, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=13437, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

Letter to Hunt and Clarke

   
   
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