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Record Number: 19492


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'To my Gothic ear, indeed the "Stabat Mater", the "Dies Irae", and some of the other hymns of the Catholic Church are more solemn and affecting than the fine classical poetry of Buchanan; the one has the gloomy dignity of a Gothic church, and reminds us instantly of the worship to which it is dictated; the other is more like a Pagan temple, recalling to our memory the classical and fabulous deities.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 31 Jan 1813

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:

Walter Scott

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

15 Aug 1771

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

Christian

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:

George Buchanan

Title:

[Latin poems and hymns]

Genre:

Other religious, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19492

Source:

Print

Author:

George Crabbe

Editor:

Thomas Faulkner

Title:

Selected Letters and Journals of George Crabbe

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1985

Vol:

n/a

Page:

98

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

George Crabbe, Thomas Faulkner (ed.), Selected Letters and Journals of George Crabbe (Oxford, 1985), p. 98, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19492, accessed: 18 April 2024


Additional Comments:

Assistant editor, Rhonda Blair. Letter from Walter Scott to George Crabbe.

   
   
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