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Record 14369

Reading Experience:

'Well Sir - I have to thank you for your last, which certainly is the most tasteful Epistle I ever, in my life, received. I verily believe there is not a word of it, that could offend the nicest tastem or most musical ear - All is harmony, from beginning to end - and the Metaphor and Antithesis in which it abounds render the style surprisingly rich & striking.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 13 Feb 1822 and 20 Feb 1822
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Haddington
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:Jane Baillie Welsh
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 14 Jul 1801
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Daughter of Doctor
Occupation: Amateur writer
Religion: Christian (denomination unknown)
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: Thomas Carlyle
Title: Letter dated 13 February 1822
Genre: Letter
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 14369  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jane Baillie Welsh
  Editor: C R Sanders
  Title: The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle
  Place of Publication: Durham, North Carolina
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 2
  Page: 51
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jane Baillie Welsh, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 2, p. 51,, accessed: 26 February 2024

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from Jane Baillie Welsh to Thomas Carlyle - dated 3rd March though editor amends this to 20th February as this letter answers TC's of 13 Feb and is answered by his of 26 Feb. Date range of reading experience is therefore estimate based on above dates.



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