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Record Number: 17503


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I spent the day in reading part of Irving's sermons, which I have not finished. On the whole he should not have published it - till after a considerable time. There is strong talent in it, true eloquence, and vigorous thought: but the foundation is rotten, and the building itself is a kind of monster in architecture - beautiful in parts - vast in dimensions - but on the whole decidedly a monster.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

28 Sep 1823

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Nr. Dunkeld
county: Perthshire
specific address: Kinnaird House

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:

Edward Irving

Title:

For The Oracles Of God, Four Orations

Genre:

Sermon

Form of Text:

Print: BookManuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

17503

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:

440

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. 440, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17503, accessed: 04 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from TC to Margaret A. Carlyle dated 28 September 1823, written at Kinnaird House. Pages 438 - 441 in this edition. Title of book given in Editor's notes. See also Carlyle's letter to William Graham dated 24 April 1823 for another reference to this book (it not having yet arrived).

   
   
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