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Record Number: 26686


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Thursday, 4 January 1827: 'After tea I broke off work and read my young folks the farce of The Critic and "merry folks were we."'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

4 Jan 1827

Country:

Scotland

Time

evening

Place:

specific address: Abbotsford

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:

Scotland

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

Family members (grown-up children).


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

R. B. Sheridan

Title:

The Critic

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

26686

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:

261

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 261, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=26686, accessed: 21 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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