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Record 22234

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I have read these leaves of your thesis; and really I find them very far beyond my expectation, which had satisfied itself with ranking your Latin (I now discover) far too little above the usual Grinder Latin. Some of these sentences are quite good. The sense too so far as it extends in these few lines is clear and flowing; and I have no doubt, if the rest in any way correspond to it, your Essay will be very far above the average.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 24 Feb 1826
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Hoddam Hill
   
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 Female
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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: John A. Carlyle
Title: Thesis for medical degree "De Mentis Alientione" (On Diseases Of The Mind)
Genre: Medicine, Thesis
Form of Text: Manuscript: Degree thesis
Publication details: Unknown
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 22234  
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: 4
  Page: 49
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 4, p. 49, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=22234, accessed: 16 June 2024

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from TC to John A. Carlyle dated 7 March 1826, written at Hoddam Hill (Carlyle family residence). Pages 49-51 in this edition.

 

 

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