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Record 20378

Reading Experience:

'With the same amusement [of secret knowledge about Scott's authorship] I now sit by the fire, sucking in the sagacious remarks I hear. Says one, who has a favourite relation that writes - what nobody reads - "I am clear this is not by the author of "Waverley"; it is too good. "Waverley" was certainly Scott's: now Scott could not write this, it is above him, and there is not that constant description of scenery that makes him so tiresome".'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 11 Jan 1817
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Chiselhurst
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: anon
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: acquaintance of Louisa Stuart


Text Being Read:

Author: Walter Scott
Title: Tales of my Landlord
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 20378  
Source - Print  
  Author: Louisa Stuart
  Editor: R. Brimley Johnson
  Title: Letters of Lady Louisa Stuart, The
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1926
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 150
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Louisa Stuart, R. Brimley Johnson (ed.), Letters of Lady Louisa Stuart, The (London, 1926), p. 150,, accessed: 03 February 2023

Additional comments:

Letter to Walter Scott.



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