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Record 12885

Reading Experience:

'I was greatly diverted by your specimen of Mr. Maclaurin's prose-run-mad. He seems to have imbibed, in the full sense of the word, the melody of his native mountains; - and who can doubt, that, in a short time he will chaunt right pleasantly, with Celtic sweetness the praises and perfections of this [underscored twice]lamb of his heart[end underscoring]!'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1814 and 24 Aug 1814
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Annan
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: teacher, later man of letters
Religion: Christian
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: Maclaurin
Title: [writings quoted in a letter from Thomas Murray to Carlyle]
Genre: Ephemera, letter
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 12885  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Charles Richard Sanders
  Title: The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle
  Place of Publication: Durham, NC
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: I
  Page: 21-2
  Additional comments: Letter to Thomas Murray

Citation: Charles Richard Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, NC, 1970), I, p. 21-2,, accessed: 01 June 2023

Additional comments:



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