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Record Number: 4038


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

?I hope that you have read Carlyle in August Macmillan & that you appreciate him. Of course it is damned nonsense but nonsense of a genius & not without a certain point. We have a lot of effete things in this blessed old country & a good rush over Niagara will do us all good in the world? Only it is melancholy to see him begging the aristocracy to come & help poor England out of the slough. If that is it, we shall have to stick there, I fear, till doomsday.?

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Aug 1867

Country:

England

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:

Leslie Stephen

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

28 Nov 1832

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Literary critic, historian, journalist, biographer

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Thomas Carlyle

Title:

Shooting Niagara

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

Published in August 1867, Macmillan's Magazine

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4038

Source:

Print

Author:

Leslie Stephen

Editor:

John Bicknell

Title:

The Selected Letters of Leslie Stephen Vol 1 1864-1882

Place of Publication:

Ohio State University Press

Date of Publication:

1996

Vol:

1

Page:

54-5

Additional Comments:

Letter from Leslie Stephen to Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr (18/8/1867)

Citation:

Leslie Stephen, John Bicknell (ed.), The Selected Letters of Leslie Stephen Vol 1 1864-1882  (Ohio State University Press, 1996), 1, p. 54-5, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4038, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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