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Record 13954

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Letter to Mrs Macintosh November 23 1800 'Nay, I find the relapse to calm sorrow, a relief from constant perturbation, ?Tha solas an thireadh le sith, Ach claoidhidh fad thuirs soil doruin,?*. As I cannot cure the evil habit of quotation, you see I have changed ground, and taken shelter in another language ? This whimsical parody is not unmeaning, for the original is stronger, and softer than the sense can be given in our language? [footnote]*This quotation from Ossian has been elegantly, and not unfaithfully, translated by James Macpherson. It runs literally thus??There is enjoyment in mourning with peace; yet long mourning wastes the children of calamity?'
Century: 1700-1799, 1800-1849
Date: Between Jan 1755 and 23 Nov 1800
Country: unknown
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:Anne Grant [nee MacVicar]
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1755
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: Wife/widow of Church of Scotland minister then author
Religion: Church of Scotland
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: unknown
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: James Macpherson
Title: The poems of Ossian
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 13954  
Source - Print  
  Author: Anne Grant
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Letters from the mountains; being the real correspondence of a lady, between the year 1773 and 1807
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1807
  Vol: 3
  Page: 102-3
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Anne Grant, Letters from the mountains; being the real correspondence of a lady, between the year 1773 and 1807 (London, 1807), 3, p. 102-3, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=13954, accessed: 08 February 2023

Additional comments:

Date range given as birth to date of letter.

 

 

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