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Record 12715

Reading Experience:

'I had also to go this morning and read some old black-letter poems in the Advocates' Library: and the stomach, like a true British subject, is rebelling not a little against all these infringements of its rights and privileges.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 12 Jan 1822
Country: Scotland
Time: morning
Place: city: Edinburgh
specific address: Advocates Library, Parliament House, Edinburgh
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: unknown
Title: ["black-letter poems"]
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (institution library)


Source Information:

Record ID: 12715  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Carlyle
  Editor: CR Sanders
  Title: The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle
  Place of Publication: Durham, North Carolina
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 2
  Page: 3
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Carlyle, CR Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 2, p. 3,, accessed: 22 February 2024

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from Carlyle to his Father, dated 12th January 1821 (corrected to 1822 by editor). Pages 3-5 in this edition.



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