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Record 12719

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 think 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: Thomas Carlyle
Title: Criticism on Faust (working title)
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Manuscript: Sheet, Draft of essay due to be published in the Review
Publication details: due to be published c. February 1822
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 12719  
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: 20 June 2024

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from JBW to Thomas Carlyle, dated c. 17 January 1822. Pages 19-21 in this edition. See also JBW's letter to Carlyle dated 29 Dec 1821, and TC's letter to Alexander Carlyle dated 12 Jan 1822. Carlyle refers to the essay in his letter to JBW dated 14 Jan 1822 (p. 14 in this edition) in which he refers to having finished writing it.



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