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Record Number: 18798


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'A friend brought me in the last "Quarterly" which I looked at tho' but slightly as yet not being able. There are by far too little variety in it though I think some of the articles good - I have always been afraid your Review would lose all character of independance [sic] by the system of one friend reviewing another but I never before thought you would suffer a poet to review himself'.

Century:

Date:

18 Jan 1815

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 and 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:

Title:

Quarterly Review

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned
given by or borrowed from a friend


Source Information:

Record ID:

18798

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:

231

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Hogg, Gillian Hughes (ed.), Collected Letters of James Hogg, The (Edinburgh, 2004), I, p. 231, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18798, accessed: 13 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Letter to John Murray, publisher of the Quarterly. The issue in question was dated October 1814 but not published till January and contained a favourable anon. review of Wordsworth's 'Excursion', at which this gibe is probably aimed.

   
   
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