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Record 18893

Reading Experience:

'I am indeed highly delighted with the magazine as I well may for in all my life I never saw a more original miscellany. I think the letter from THE GOTH the shrewdest and cleverest thing I ever saw but every thing is a gem though they are all of different waters. The Stott is rather too bad. It was hardly worth while tearing the guts out of the thing in such a turgid butcherlike stile. Believe me there will be some kick up about it. The critique on the [italics] jubilee [end italics] is a real good natured thing one would have thought it hardly possble to have made as much out of a trifle'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Sep 1822 and 18 Oct 1822
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Altrive
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: farmer / 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: John Wilson
Title: [various items in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine]
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine Sept 1822
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18893  
Source - Print  
  Author: James Hogg
  Editor: Gillian Hughes
  Title: Collected Letters of James Hogg, The
  Place of Publication: Edinburgh
  Date of Publication: 2006
  Vol: II
  Page: 174
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Hogg, Gillian Hughes (ed.), Collected Letters of James Hogg, The (Edinburgh, 2006), II, p. 174,, accessed: 26 February 2024

Additional comments:

Letter to William Blackwood. 'The Royal Jubilee' was a poem by Hogg.



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