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Record 24601

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
John Gibson Lockhart to John Wilson Croker, 12 January 1849, on Macaulay's recently-published History of England: 'He has written some very brilliant essays [...] but he has written [italics]no history[end italics] [...] his bitter hatred of the Church of England all through is evident; it is, I think, the only very strong feeling in the book [...] 'Then his treatment of the Whig criminals Sidney and Russell, is very shabby [...] 'You will tell me by-and-bye what you think of this. I own that I read the book with breathless interest, in spite of occasional indignations, but I am now reading Grote's new volume of his "History of Greece," and, upon my word, I find the contrast of his calm, stately, tranquil narrative very soothing. In short, I doubt if Macaulay's book will go down as a standard addition to our [italics]historical[end italics] library, though it must always keep a high place among the specimens of English rhetoric.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1849 and 12 Jan 1849
Country: n/a
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:John Gibson Lockhart
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1794
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Grote
Title: History of Greece
Genre: History, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 24601  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Louis J. Jennings
  Title: The Croker Papers. The Correspondence and Diaries of the Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.D., F.R.S., Secretary to the Admiralty from 1809 t0 1830
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1884
  Vol: 3
  Page: 192-193; 193
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Louis J. Jennings (ed.), The Croker Papers. The Correspondence and Diaries of the Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.D., F.R.S., Secretary to the Admiralty from 1809 t0 1830 (London, 1884), 3, p. 192-193; 193, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=24601, accessed: 21 January 2022

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