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Record 18900

Reading Experience:

'I am delighted more than I can tell you with Margt Lindsay. It is a charming work pure, elegant, and perfect; all save two or three trivial misnomers regarding the character of Scottish peasantry [Hogg then compliments the author] The part that I like a thousand times best is what no other seems to regard namely the whole of Daniel Craig's character and its renovation. There is a charm in that which few will have the good taste to discover But it is nature; at least far closer on genuine nature than aught the author ever touched on. I dare say it was merely by accident but it shows what he can do'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Mar 1823 and 13 Apr 1823
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: Trials of Margaret Lyndsay, The
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: March 1823
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18900  
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: 185
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Hogg, Gillian Hughes (ed.), Collected Letters of James Hogg, The (Edinburgh, 2006), II, p. 185,, accessed: 25 March 2023

Additional comments:

Letter to William Blackwood, the work's publisher



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