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Record 18799

Reading Experience:

'I had a note from Mr Jeffery [sic] on the very day after [Hogg's The Pilgrims of the Sun] was published who is not going to review it till he get another to join with it which makes me think it is no peculiar favourite with him, I copy his own words from the note he sent which was an invitation to sup "I have run slightly over your new published poem - It unquestionably shows great powers of imagination and composition but I am afraid it is too [italics] stretchy [end italics] and desultory - the public estimation of your powers will lose nothing by it of your judgement it may but of this we shall have a long crack".'
Date: Until: 21 Jan 1815
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: James Hogg
Title: Pilgrims of the Sun, The
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18799  
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: 234
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Hogg, Gillian Hughes (ed.), Collected Letters of James Hogg, The (Edinburgh, 2004), I, p. 234,, accessed: 23 June 2024

Additional comments:

Letter from Hogg to John Murray



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