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Record Number: 17444


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Byron has sent us a new poem the Age of Bronze: it is short, and pithy - but not at all poetical. Byron may still easily fail to be a great man. You shall see his Bronze (a poetical squib) when you arrive; and another Liberal which is on the way.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

2 Apr 1823

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Edinburgh

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:

George Gordon Byron

Title:

The Age Of Bronze

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: BookManuscript: LetterUnknown

Publication Details

Published April 1823

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

17444

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Carlyle

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:

327

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 2, p. 327, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17444, accessed: 23 February 2024


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from TC to James Baillie Welsh dated 6th April 1823, written at 3. Moray Street. Pages 324 - 327 in this edition. Estimated date range based on date of Carlyle's previous letter to JBW - this seems to have been a very recent occurrence. It is unclear whether Carlyle is reading a published copy or a copy that he has been sent personally.

   
   
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