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Record 23908

Reading Experience:

'Some of the fine madams pointed out to him [Mr Sym] a few inadvertencies [in Hogg's "The Spy"], or, more properly, absurdities, which had occurred in the papers; but he replied, "O, I don't deny that; but I like them the better for these, as they shew me at once the character of the writer. I believe him to be a very great blockhead; still I maintain, that there is some smeddum in him".'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1810 and 31 Dec 1811
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:Robert Sym
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1752
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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: James Hogg
Title: The Spy
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 23908  
Source - Print  
  Author: James Hogg
  Editor: Gillian Hughes
  Title: Altrive Tales
  Place of Publication: Edinburgh
  Date of Publication: 2003
  Vol: Collected Works 13
  Page: 76-7
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Hogg, Gillian Hughes (ed.), Altrive Tales (Edinburgh, 2003), Collected Works 13, p. 76-7,, accessed: 24 June 2024

Additional comments:



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