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Record Number: 26858


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Sunday, 26 April 1829: 'Looking for something I fell in with the Little drama long amissing calld the Doom of Devorgoil. I believe it was out of mere contradiction that I sate down to read and correct it merely because I would not be bound to do aught that seemd compulsory [i.e. current novel in progress]. So I scribbled at [the] piece of nonsense till two o'clock [...] spent the evening in reading the Doom of Devorgoil to the girls who seemd considerably interested. Anne objects to the mingling of the comick goblinry which is comic with the serious which is tragic. After all I could greatly improve [it] and it would [not] be a bad composition of that odd kind to some pick-nick receptacle of all things.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

26 Apr 1829

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:

Female

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

Anne Scott (reader's daughter). Anne Scott (reader's niece).


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Walter Scott

Title:

The Doom of Devorgoil

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

26858

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:

553

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 553, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=26858, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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