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Record Number: 19875


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'My own Jane!- You are a noble girl; and your true and generous heart shall not lie oppressed anotehr instant under any weight that I can tkae from it... This letter is, I think, the best you ever sent me; there is more of the true woman, of the essence of my Jane's honourable nature in it, than I ever saw before. Such calm quiet good-sense, and such confiding simple true affection! I were myself a pitiable man, if it did not move me.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

30 Jan 1825

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Pentonville
county: London

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:

Thomas Carlyle

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

4 Dec 1795

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer / Academic

Religion:

Lapsed Calvinist

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jane Baillie Welsh

Title:

Letter dated 29th January

Genre:

Letter

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

19875

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Carlyle

Editor:

C R Sanders

Title:

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle

Place of Publication:

Durham, North Carolina

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

3

Page:

268

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 3, p. 268, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19875, accessed: 13 July 2024


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from TC to JBW dated 31st January 1825, written at Pentonville. Pages 268-272 in this edition. Date of reading experience based on date of Jane's letter to him dated 29th January in which she extensively critiques his last letter to her.

   
   
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