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Record 19962

Reading Experience:

'My own, best, dearest Love I do believe I should have gone out of my senses, if your letter had been a day longer of coming. As it was they were obilged to put leeches on my temples to keep me quiet: they thought it was the fatigue of travelling which had made me ill again; and I did not take any pains to undeceive them. My God! what should I suffer, were I indeed to lose your regard, when the apprehension discomposes me thus?'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 4 Aug 1825
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Templand
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:Jane Baillie Welsh
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 14 Jul 1825
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: Daughter of doctor
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: Thomas Carlyle
Title: Letter dated 29th July 1825
Genre: Letter
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 19962  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jane Baillie Welsh
  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: 361
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jane Baillie Welsh, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 3, p. 361,, accessed: 05 December 2023

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from JBW to Thomas Carlyle dated 4 August 1825, written at Templand. Pages 361-363 in this edition. See her letter to TC of 24 July in which she confesses to having been in love to Edward Irving, and TC's reply of 29th July.



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