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Record Number: 14369


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Well Sir - I have to thank you for your last, which certainly is the most tasteful Epistle I ever, in my life, received. I verily believe there is not a word of it, that could offend the nicest tastem or most musical ear - All is harmony, from beginning to end - and the Metaphor and Antithesis in which it abounds render the style surprisingly rich & striking.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 13 Feb 1822 and 20 Feb 1822

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Haddington

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:

Jane Baillie Welsh

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

14 Jul 1801

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Daughter of Doctor

Occupation:

Amateur writer

Religion:

Christian (denomination unknown)

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:

Thomas Carlyle

Title:

Letter dated 13 February 1822

Genre:

Letter

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

14369

Source:

Print

Author:

Jane Baillie Welsh

Editor:

C R Sanders

Title:

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle

Place of Publication:

Durham, North Carolina

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

2

Page:

51

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jane Baillie Welsh, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 2, p. 51, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=14369, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from Jane Baillie Welsh to Thomas Carlyle - dated 3rd March though editor amends this to 20th February as this letter answers TC's of 13 Feb and is answered by his of 26 Feb. Date range of reading experience is therefore estimate based on above dates.

   
   
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