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Record Number: 18688


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I think the stanzas greatly improved and they are in the press as an introduction to the second edition of the [italics] wake [end italics]. There was one term which I was thinking should have been altered as it rather struck me to be bordering on the extravagant I think it was [italics] heaven-born [end italics] which I thought should only have been [italics] gifted [end italics] or something to that effect but you may trust that to me I will think of it when the proof comes to my hand'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 14 May 1813 and 7 Jun 1813

Country:

Scotland

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:

James Hogg

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

Nov 1770

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (agricultural)

Occupation:

shepherd, later author

Religion:

n/a

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:

Bernard Barton

Title:

'To James Hogg, the Ettrick Shepherd, author of The Queen's Wake. By A Gentleman of Suffolk'

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

published in Edinburgh evening Courant on 29/04/1813 and then reprinted in the second edition of The Queen's Wake

Provenance

owned
sent by Barton


Source Information:

Record ID:

18688

Source:

Print

Author:

James Hogg

Editor:

Gillian Hughes

Title:

Collected Letters of James Hogg, The

Place of Publication:

Edinburgh

Date of Publication:

2004

Vol:

I

Page:

147

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Hogg, Gillian Hughes (ed.), Collected Letters of James Hogg, The (Edinburgh, 2004), I, p. 147, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18688, accessed: 29 February 2024


Additional Comments:

Letter to Bernard Barton regarding the second version of these verses, originally given by Barton before mid-May 1813.

   
   
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