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Record 16585

Reading Experience:

'At present the honest people of "the letters" are much shocked at the appearance of Byron's and Hunt's Magazine "The Liberal", which hardly one of the Bibliopolists will venture to sell a copy of. The first two articles, seemingly Byron's, are exceedingly potent - very clever and very wicked; the rest is in Hunt's vein, and no better or worse than a common examiner.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Oct 1822 and 6 Nov 1822
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Edinburgh
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: Writer / Academic
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: Leigh Hunt (EDITOR)
Title: The Liberal
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Book, Serial / periodical, The LiberalManuscript: Letter
Publication details: Ran for four quarterly editions starting October 1822
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 16585  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Carlyle
  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: 195
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 2, p. 195,, accessed: 10 June 2023

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from Thomas Carlyle to Alexander Galloway dated 6th November 1822, written at 3 Moray Street. Pages 193 - 196 in this edition. Dates of reading experience are estimate based on date of this letter and the date of the periodical's publication. See also RED reference 16578 for reference to this periodical in a letter from TC to Jane Baillie Welsh



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