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Record 10356

Reading Experience:

'I see no paper but an old Examiner - strong meat - an Olla Podrida, high-flavoured but coarse and na[u]seous to a sentimentalist.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 6 May 1820 and 3 Jun 1820
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Mainhill, near Eccelefechan
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: Leigh Hunt
Title: The Examiner
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: Strongly radical and under editorship of Leigh Hunt from 1808-1821
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 10356  
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: 258
  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. 258,, accessed: 01 June 2023

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from Carlyle to John Fergusson, dated 3rd June 1830, written at Mainhill. Pages 256-259 in this edition. Dates of reading experience are estimate based on date of his first letter since arriving at Mainhill, and date of current letter. No other information about specific edition is available.



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