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Record Number: 26569


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Thursday, 8 December 1825: 'Knox, a young poet of considerable talent, died here a week or two since [...] succeeding to good farms under the Duke of Buccleuch [he] became too soon his own Master and plunged into dissipation and ruin. His poetical talent -- a very fine one -- then shewd itself in a fine strain of pensive poetry calld I think The Lonely Hearth [...] I am a bad promoter of subscriptions but I wished to do what I could for this lad whose talent I really admired [...] I tried to help him but there were temptations he could never resist [...] His last works were Spiritual hymns and which he wrote very well [...] all his works are grave and pensive a style'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

n/a

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:

1771

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Knox

Title:

The Lonely Hearth

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

26569

Source:

Print

Author:

Walter Scott

Editor:

W. E. K. Anderson

Title:

The Journal of Sir Walter Scott

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1972

Vol:

n/a

Page:

29-30

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 29-30, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=26569, accessed: 24 February 2024


Additional Comments:

Knox died on 12 November 1825, aged 36 (see p.29 n.4 in source).

   
   
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