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Record Number: 18787


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Wordsworth and Southey have each published a new poem price of each /2:2. Southey's is a noble work the other is a very absurd one but has many most beautiful and affecting passages - Scott is in the press - the beginning is beautiful'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 13 Sep 1814

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:

James Hogg

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

Nov 1770

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (agricultural)

Occupation:

shepherd and poet

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:

Walter Scott

Title:

Lord of the Isles, The

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

published 5th Jan 1815

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18787

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:

212

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Hogg, Gillian Hughes (ed.), Collected Letters of James Hogg, The (Edinburgh, 2004), I, p. 212, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18787, accessed: 30 November 2022


Additional Comments:

Letter to Eliza Izett. Hogg's letter is dated 26th October so he must have read the poem in MS - it was not published till January.

   
   
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