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Record 10281

Reading Experience:

'I consign you therefore if desirous of additional information, to two well-written articles by Jeffrey in the last "Edinr reviews" - and if you honour the maxim, audi alteram partem [hear the other side], to sundry delicious speculations from the pen of Mr Southey, wherein these points are handled at considerable length in the "Quarterly review".'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 19 Apr 1820
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Edinburgh (probably)
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:Thomas Carlyle
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 4 Dec 1795
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer / Academic
Religion: Lapsed Calvinist
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Robert Southey
Title: Article iv
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: Quarterly Review, XXIII (Jan 1820)
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 10281  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Carlyle
  Editor: C R Sanders
  Title: The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle
  Place of Publication: Durham, North Carolina
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 1
  Page: 248
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 1, p. 248,, accessed: 23 April 2024

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from Thomas Carlyle to James Johnston, dated 6th May 1820 written at Mainhill. Pages 242 - 250 in this edition. Estimated date range of reading experience based on the date that the articles were published (in Jan 1820 edition) and date of Carlyle's letter here. The articles in question are taken from Editor's notes.



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