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Record Number: 18820


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have laughed at least as heartily at the continuation of "Daniel" as you did at the original the conceit is excellent indeed I see that mine was quite an imperfect thing without some description of the forces on the other side - the third chapter however is very faulty - the characters are made too plain and the language of scripture compleatly departed from. I have remedied that in proof in great measure but alas it is out of time! - As it is it will create great interest I am certain of its popularity as well as its being blamed. "Maggy Scott" is likewise a good fancy it has no faults but one the name should not have been "Dinmont" else he should have spoken [italics] Scotish [sic, end italics]'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 19 Oct 1817

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: Eltrieve Lake

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:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

shepherd / farmer 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:

'Letter to the Lord High Constable, from Mr Dinmont'

Genre:

Satire

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodicalManuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine 2, October 1817

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

18820

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:

304

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Hogg, Gillian Hughes (ed.), Collected Letters of James Hogg, The (Edinburgh, 2004), I, p. 304, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18820, accessed: 19 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Letter to William Blackwood. Text is a satire on the Scot's Magazine's demise.

   
   
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