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Record 19954

Reading Experience:

'It is many a weary year since I have been so idle or so happy. I have not done two sheets of Werter yet; I read Richter and Jacobi, I ride, and hoe cabbages, and like Basil Montague, am "a lover of all quiet things"'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 15 May 1825
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Hoddam Hill
specific address: Hoddam Hill farm
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:Thomas Carlyle
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 4 Dec 1795
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer / Academic
Religion: Lapsed Calvinist
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: Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
Title: unknown
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: BookManuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19954  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Carlyle
  Editor: C R Sanders
  Title: The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle
  Place of Publication: Durham, North Carolina
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 3
  Page: 340-341
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 3, p. 340-341,, accessed: 22 April 2024

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from TC to Jane Baillie Welsh dated 24 June 1825 written at Hoddam Hill. Pages 337-338 in this edition. See TC's letter to Henry Crabb Robinson dated 29 April 1825 in which he refers to his plans to read Richter.



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