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Record Number: 18472


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I allude to my old friend, and your acquaintance, the Ettrick Shepherd (for I will not mention him by the unpoetical name of Mr James Hogg) who is now, you will perceive by the enclosure, venturing upon the public with a collection of ballads. Some of them, if I (myself a ballad-monger) may be permitted to judge, have a very uncommon share of poetical merit'. [Walter Scott goes on to tell Charlotte Bury that he is attempting to raise a subscription for Hogg and he hopes she will use her influence to gain subscribers].

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

n/a

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Walter Scott

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

15 Aug 1771

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

author

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

n/a

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

James Hogg

Title:

[ballads]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18472

Source:

Print

Author:

Charlotte Bury

Editor:

A. Francis Steuart

Title:

Diary of a Lady-in-Waiting, The

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1908

Vol:

2

Page:

182

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Charlotte Bury, A. Francis Steuart (ed.), Diary of a Lady-in-Waiting, The (London, 1908), 2, p. 182, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18472, accessed: 24 February 2024


Additional Comments:

Letter is undated and chronology is unclear as Hogg produced volumes of poems in 1815, 1825 and 1831

   
   
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