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Record Number: 5899


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Finished the last "Tales of My Landlord" of which the fourth volume is the worst. I think Walter Scott has the peculiar art of growing worse and worse yet preserving his popularity. One poem after another was worse than the former; just so his tales and every volume of every tale continues in a similar climax of deterioration.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

19 Oct 1818

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

location in dwelling: home

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:

Benjamin Newton

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1762

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

Rector and J.P

Religion:

Church of England

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:

Walter Scott

Title:

Tales of my Landlord or Black Dwarf and old Mortal

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

5899

Source:

Print

Author:

Benjamin Newton

Editor:

C.P. Fendall

Title:

The Diary of Benjamin Newton, Rector of wath, 1816-1819

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1933

Vol:

n/a

Page:

244

Additional Comments:

and ed. E.A.Crutchley

Citation:

Benjamin Newton, C.P. Fendall (ed.), The Diary of Benjamin Newton, Rector of wath, 1816-1819 (Cambridge, 1933), p. 244, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5899, accessed: 30 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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