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Record 19503

Reading Experience:

'[Crabbe had sent Scott, who already had one, a set of his works - he explained later that he'd intended it for Mrs Scott. Scott responded to the present,] to say the truth the auxiliary copy arrived in good time for my original copy suffers as much by its general popularity among my young people as a popular candidate from the hugs and embraces of his democratical admirers. The cleanness and accuracy of your painting whether natural or moral renders I have often remarked your poetry generally delightful to those whose youth might render them insensible to the other poetical beauties with which they abound. There are a sort of pictures (surely the most valuable were it but for that reason) which strike the uninitiated as much as they do the connoisseur though the last alone can render the reasons for his admiration'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 1 Jun 1813
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Edinburgh
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:Walter Scott
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 15 Aug 1771
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
Religion: Christian
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: George Crabbe
Title: [Works]
Genre: Fiction, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
present from Crabbe


Source Information:

Record ID: 19503  
Source - Print  
  Author: George Crabbe
  Editor: Thomas Faulkner
  Title: Selected Letters and Journals of George Crabbe
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1985
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 108
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: George Crabbe, Thomas Faulkner (ed.), Selected Letters and Journals of George Crabbe (Oxford, 1985), p. 108,, accessed: 31 May 2023

Additional comments:

Assistant editor, Rhonda Blair. Letter from Scott to Crabbe



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