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Record 23882

Reading Experience:

'I suffered unjustly in the eyes of the world with regard to that tale ['The Brownie of Bodsbeck'], which was looked on as an imitation of the tale of "Old Mortality", and a counterpart to that; whereas it was written long ere the tale of "Old Mortality" was heard of, and I well remember my chagrin on finding the ground, which I thought clear, pre-occupied before I could appear publicly on it, and that by such a redoubted champion.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 31 Dec 1818
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:James Hogg
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 25 Jan 1770
Socio-economic group: Labourer (agricultural)
Occupation: shepherd turned author
Religion: n/a
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: Walter Scott
Title: Old Mortality
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 23882  
Source - Print  
  Author: James Hogg
  Editor: Gillian Hughes
  Title: Altrive Tales
  Place of Publication: Edinburgh
  Date of Publication: 2003
  Vol: Collected Works 13
  Page: 45-6
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Hogg, Gillian Hughes (ed.), Altrive Tales (Edinburgh, 2003), Collected Works 13, p. 45-6,, accessed: 08 February 2023

Additional comments:



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