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Record Number: 18932


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I enclose you two poems one by Mr Riddell which I have copied and corrected a sublime and beautiful thing, its only fault being a small shade of redundancy of thought but that I cannot help. It gives great promise and I want to bring him in as my [italics]assistant [end italics] and [italics]successor [end italics]'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 8 Aug 1829

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: Mount Benger

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:

author / farmer

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:

Henry Scott Ridell

Title:

'Ode to the Harp of Zion'

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

published in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, September 1829

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

18932

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:

346-7

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Hogg, Gillian Hughes (ed.), Collected Letters of James Hogg, The (Edinburgh, 2006), II, p. 346-7, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18932, accessed: 13 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Letter to William Blackwood. Blackwood suspected the poem was Hogg's.

   
   
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