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Record 18825

Reading Experience:

'I am much pleased by your attention in sending me such [CUT] and confess my weakness that such [CUT] and Z. to Leigh Hunt are quite delicious pray may I ask if the Indian Officer is from the same pen of masterly humour as the article on Cookery? I wish Z. had left out the allusion to primrose and Mildmay altogether all the rest is in his best genuine stile The Shepherd's dog is also very well indeed Hoy was my uncle the anecdote is quite true'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 20 Jan 1818 and 31 Jan 1818
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Eltrieve Lake
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: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: shepherd / farmer and author
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 Laidlaw
Title: 'Sagacity of a Shepherd's Dog'
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine 2 (January 1818)
Provenance: owned
sent by Blackwood


Source Information:

Record ID: 18825  
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: 329
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Hogg, Gillian Hughes (ed.), Collected Letters of James Hogg, The (Edinburgh, 2004), I, p. 329,, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:

Letter to William Blackwood.



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