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Record 23875

Reading Experience:

'[having written an imitation of Byron, Hogg got] a large literary party together, on pretence, as I said, of giving them a literary treat. I had got the poem transcribed, and gave it to Mr Ballantyne to read, who did it ample justice. Indeed, he read it with extraordinary effect; so much so, that I was astonished at the poem myself, and before it was half done all pronounced it Byron's. Every one was deceived, except Mr Ballantyne, who was not to be imposed on in that way'.
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 31 Dec 1817
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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:Mr Ballantyne
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
a large group of literary men, including Hogg
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: James Hogg
Title: [poem from] The Poetic Mirror
Genre: Poetry, Unknown
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
belonged to Hogg


Source Information:

Record ID: 23875  
Source - Print  
  Author: James Hogg
  Editor: Gillian Hughes
  Title: Altrive Tales
  Place of Publication: Edinburgh
  Date of Publication: 2003
  Vol: Collected Works 13
  Page: 40-41
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Hogg, Gillian Hughes (ed.), Altrive Tales (Edinburgh, 2003), Collected Works 13, p. 40-41,, accessed: 21 May 2024

Additional comments:



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