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Record 24683

Reading Experience:

'The German book is getting praise rather than censure: I was about sending Alick a copy of the last Examiner Newspaper, where it was rather sensibly criticised. The man praises me for this and that: but then, it seems, I am terribly to blame for condemning Voltaire and the Sceptics!'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 4 Feb 1827 and 17 Feb 1827
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:Thomas Carlyle
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Signed as 'Q'
Title: Review of 'German Romance' by Thomas Carlyle
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: The Examiner dated 4 February 1827
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 24683  
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: 190
  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. 190,, accessed: 10 June 2023

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from TC and Jane Welsh Carlyle (this section by TC) to Margaret A. Carlyle, dated 17 February 1827, written at 21 Comley Bank (their home). Pages 187-191 in this edition. Dates of reading experience are estimate based on the publication of the review and the date of this letter.



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