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Record 13365

Reading Experience:

'I received about a month ago the Revd Willm Thomson of Ochiltree's new translation of the Testament. Of course I am no judge of his 'new renderings'; but the stile both of writing & thinking displayed in those parts which I have looked at, is dull & sluggish as the clay itself. He brags of having altered the expressions of the old translation - every body I suppose will readily admit this - and be ready to wish him joy of all the honour than [that] can arise from such alterations...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jun 1817 and 30 Jun 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 author
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: William Thomson
Title: The New Testament. Translated from the Greek, 3 vols
Genre: Bible
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: translated from the Greek
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 13365  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Carlyle
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Carlyle
  Place of Publication: Durham
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 1
  Page: 104
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Carlyle, The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Carlyle (Durham, 1970), 1, p. 104,, accessed: 24 April 2024

Additional comments:



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