Reading Experience Database

Basic Search

Advanced Search

Record 18514

Reading Experience:

'I received yours yesternight with the poem of [italics] the Sabbath [end italics], a good part of which I have already perused and have concluded that the Cameronian hath more in his head than hair'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 18 Jan 1805
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: James Grahame
Title: Sabbath, The
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: poem published 1804
Provenance: owned
given by Scott


Source Information:

Record ID: 18514  
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: 46
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Hogg, Gillian Hughes (ed.), Collected Letters of James Hogg, The (Edinburgh, 2004), I, p. 46,, accessed: 02 December 2023

Additional comments:

letter to Walter Scott



Reading Experience Database version 2.0.  Page updated: 27th Apr 2016  3:15pm (GMT)