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Record Number: 17433


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have read no more of Boccac[c]io than his description of the plague which is extremely powerful from the hesitation you seemed to have in allowing me to read him I felt inclined to return it immediately - but on reflection I thought it silly to deprive myself of the pleasure of reading a clever work because it contained some exceptionable passages which I might pass of[f] even if I found them disagreeable - so I shall go on - at least as long as I find it for my good- '

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

20 Jan 1823

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Haddington
specific address: Family home

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:

n/a

Occupation:

N/A

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:

Giovanne Boccaccio

Title:

Decomerone o ver Cento Novelle

Genre:

Fiction, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)
Procured for her by Thomas Carlyle - unclear whether on loan or purcashed on her behalf


Source Information:

Record ID:

17433

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:

294

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. 294, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17433, accessed: 24 April 2024


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from JBW to Thomas Carlyle dated 28th February 1823, written at Haddington. Pages 294 - 296 in this edition. Estimated date range based on Carlyle's letter of 18 Feb in which he mentions that he is going to acquire the book for her. Correspondence doesn't make clear exactly when it arrived with JBW.

   
   
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