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Record 11319

Reading Experience:

'Last night, I was listening to music and the voice of song amid dandy clerks and sparkling females - laughing at times even to soreness at the marvellous Dr John Scott (see Blackwood's Magazine); and to-night, I am alone in this cold city - alone to cut my way into the heart of its benefices by the weapons of my own small quiver.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 1 Jan 1821
Country: Scotland
Time: night
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: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: John Scott
Title: 'Blackwood's Magazine' [ARTICLE TITLE] in 'The London Magazine'
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: First published 1791 - 1793
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 11319  
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: 302
  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. 302,, accessed: 01 June 2023

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from Carlyle to Alexander Carlyle, dated 2nd January 1821, written at Edinburgh. Pages 299 - 302 in this edition. The article about John Gibson Lockhart by Dr Scott appeared in The London Magazine, XI (Nov. 1820), pp. 509-21. Editor's note states that Scott's attacks continued for two more issues (Dec 1820 and Jan 1821) and culminated in a duel between Scott and JH Christie (an intimate of Lockhart's) in which Scott suffered a wound from which he later died.



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