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Record 18803

Reading Experience:

' I have got hold of the "Quarterly" but have not yet got far on with it. The review of Gibbon is certainly a first rate article as indeed I think all your principal articles are, but O I am grieved to see such an ignorant and absurd review of Mannering so contrary to the feelings of a whole nation for I certainly never saw high and low rich and poor so unanimous about any book as that [... Hogg berates the reviewer] Scott has been the most strenuous supporter of the character of your Miscellany as excellent, and there is an indelicacy in the the [sic] whole thing that cannot be thought of'.
Date: Until: 31 Mar 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:James Hogg
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth Nov 1770
Socio-economic group: Labourer (agricultural)
Occupation: shepherd and poet
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: Guy Mannering
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18803  
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: 244-5
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Hogg, Gillian Hughes (ed.), Collected Letters of James Hogg, The (Edinburgh, 2004), I, p. 244-5,, accessed: 04 February 2023

Additional comments:

Letter from Hogg to John Murray.



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