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Record 18934

Reading Experience:

'Though Maga would have the better [sic] of something of mine it is nevertheless an excellent number. "The Age" is inimitable so is "The Currency"and indeed the whole is excellent save that our friend has rather overstrained the "wishing Gate"'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Dec 1829 and 4 Jan 1830
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Mount-Benger
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: author / farmer
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: 'The Age - A Poem - in Eight Books' [Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine]
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, January 1830
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 18934  
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: 368
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Hogg, Gillian Hughes (ed.), Collected Letters of James Hogg, The (Edinburgh, 2006), II, p. 368,, accessed: 22 April 2024

Additional comments:

Letter to William Blackwood



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