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Record 12718

Reading Experience:

'I have read the Tragedies - I thank you for them - they are Byron's. Need I praise them. I have also read your eloquent history of Faust - For it too I thank you. It has fewer faults and greater merits than its Author led me to expect - '
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 12 Jan 1822
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
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:Jane Bailie Welsh
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 14 Jul 1801
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: Amateur writer
Religion: Unknown
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: [Tragedies]
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 12718  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jane Bailie Welsh
  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: 19
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jane Bailie Welsh, CR Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 2, p. 19,, accessed: 22 February 2024

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from JBW to Thomas Carlyle, dated c. 17 January 1822. Pages 19-21 in this edition. It is not entirely clear whether Byron is the author, or whether they are, for example, Chapman's works of that name.



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