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Record Number: 3739


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'If you wish me to take up Mr Caird's Sermons I will be glad to do it. I think myself that there is a little want of human experience in them, - the troubles of this life - which one thinks the more of by a natural selfishness when one seems to have a double portion of them.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

1858

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Edinburgh

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:

Margaret Oliphant

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

4 Apr 1828

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Novelist and Critic

Religion:

Free Church

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Edward Caird

Title:

Sermons

Genre:

Sermon

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3739

Source:

Print

Author:

Margaret Oliphant

Editor:

Annie Coghill

Title:

Autobiography & Letters of Mrs M.O.W. Oliphant

Place of Publication:

Leicester

Date of Publication:

1974

Vol:

n/a

Page:

164-65

Additional Comments:

Letter from Mrs Oliphant to John Blackwood, n.d. 1858

Citation:

Margaret Oliphant, Annie Coghill (ed.), Autobiography & Letters of Mrs M.O.W. Oliphant (Leicester, 1974), p. 164-65, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3739, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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