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Record Number: 18868


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have had within these few days a curious MS. sent to me by an English gentleman a Dr T. Brown who intreats me to take a hand in editing it and I think it would take remarkably well both in schools and as a cabinet work. It is "The art of reading and conversing on the works of the living poets of Great Britain" with many most beautiful extracts [...] If close printed it would be 7/ and you might have it on your own terms. I go over it every word and will answer for the ingenuity of it but it is not really mine so cannot be in my name but I declare on honour it is a great deal more ingenious than I could have written it'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 20 Nov 1820

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Altrive

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:

farmer / 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:

T. Brown

Title:

Art of reading and conversing on the works of the living poets of Great Britain

Genre:

Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned
supposedly sent to Hogg by 'T. Brown'


Source Information:

Record ID:

18868

Source:

Print

Author:

James Hogg

Editor:

Gillian Hughes

Title:

Collected Letters of James Hogg, The

Place of Publication:

Edinburgh

Date of Publication:

2006

Vol:

II

Page:

62-3

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Hogg, Gillian Hughes (ed.), Collected Letters of James Hogg, The (Edinburgh, 2006), II, p. 62-3, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18868, accessed: 29 February 2024


Additional Comments:

Letter to Mr Callans at the publishing house Oliver and Boyd. No such work was published. Editor thinks it may have actually been by Hogg who had for years been trying to get a poetic anthology published.

   
   
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