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Record Number: 26798


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Colonel R. told me that the European government had discoverd an ingenious mode of diminishing the number of burnings of widows...This is the reverse of our system of increasing game by shooting the old cock-birds. It is a system would aid Malthus rarely.' (Footnote: Scott sent to Lockhart on 17 February a short article on the burnings for publication in the Representative).

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 1 Dec 1825

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:

15 Aug 1771

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Novelist, poet and lawyer.

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:

T.R. Malthus

Title:

Principle of Population

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Politics

Form of Text:

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

n/a


Source Information:

Record ID:

26798

Source:

Print

Author:

Walter Scott

Editor:

W.E.K. Anderson

Title:

The Journal of Walter Scott

Place of Publication:

Edinburgh

Date of Publication:

1998

Vol:

n/a

Page:

28

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Walter Scott, W.E.K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Walter Scott (Edinburgh, 1998), p. 28, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=26798, accessed: 01 March 2024


Additional Comments:

Diary entry for Thursday, 1st November 1825.

   
   
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