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Record 18513

Reading Experience:

'I have been perusing your minstrelsy very diligently for a while past, and it being the first book I ever perused which was written by a person I had seen and conversed with, the consequence hath been to me a most sensible pleasure: for in fact it is the remarks and modern pieces that I have delighted most in, being as it were personally acquainted with many of the antient pieces formerly'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 30 Jun 1802
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Ettrickhouse
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:James Hogg
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth Nov 1770
Socio-economic group: Labourer (agricultural)
Occupation: shepherd, later writer
Religion: n/a
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: Walter Scott
Title: Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, The
Genre: Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18513  
Source - Print  
  Author: James Hogg
  Editor: Gillian Hughes
  Title: Collected Letters of James Hogg, The
  Place of Publication: Edinburgh
  Date of Publication: 2004
  Vol: I
  Page: 15
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Hogg, Gillian Hughes (ed.), Collected Letters of James Hogg, The (Edinburgh, 2004), I, p. 15,, accessed: 26 February 2024

Additional comments:

letter to Walter Scott



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