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Record 18790

Reading Experience:

'I suppose you have heard what a crushing review [Jeffrey] has given [Wordsworth]. I still found him persisting in his first asseveration that it was heavy but what was my pleasure to find he had only got to the 17 division I assured him he had the marrow of the thing to come at as yet'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Nov 1814 and 15 Dec 1814
Country: Scotland
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:Francis Jeffrey
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 23 Oct 1773
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: editor of Edinburgh Review
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: William Wordsworth
Title: Excursion, The
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18790  
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: 222
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Hogg, Gillian Hughes (ed.), Collected Letters of James Hogg, The (Edinburgh, 2004), I, p. 222,, accessed: 03 July 2022

Additional comments:

Letter from James Hogg to Southey. Francis Jeffrey reviewed the work notoriously in The Edinburgh Review (November 1814), asserting 'This will never do'.



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