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Record 12980

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I was reading Pascal's "lettres provinciales". None can help admiring his wit & probity. He sustains excellently the character of [italics]naivet?[end italics]which he has assumed - and with infinite dexterity, hunts the jesuits thro' all their doublings and subterfuges, till he has triumphantly exposed the wretched baseness of their conduct. It is pity that the Salvation of Europe required the reestablishment of this vile order of men.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1817 and 31 Mar 1817
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Kirkcaldy
   
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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Blaise Pascal
Title: Les Provinciales, ou les lettres
Genre: Essays / Criticism, letters
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 12980  
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: 100
  Additional comments: Letter to Robert Mitchell

Citation: Charles Richard Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, NC, 1970), I, p. 100, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=12980, accessed: 23 May 2024

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