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Record 13398

Reading Experience:

'I have read no article but Ross which I like and Larrey which I do not dislike tho' I think it might have been made more entertaining. The article upon, and by Brougham is too long for the distressing brevity of human life'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Mar 1819 and 20 Apr 1819
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: county: Yorkshire
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:Sydney Smith
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 3 Jun 1771
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: clergyman
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: unknown
Title: [article in Edinburgh Review of Ross's Voyage to Baffin's Bay]
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: Edinburgh Review (March 1819)
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 13398  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Nowell C. Smith
  Title: The Letters of Sydney Smith
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1953
  Vol: I
  Page: 325
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Nowell C. Smith (ed.), The Letters of Sydney Smith (Oxford, 1953), I, p. 325,, accessed: 04 March 2024

Additional comments:

Letter to Francis Jeffrey



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