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Record 2525

Reading Experience:

'My dear Blackwood, I have just read the opening article of Maga, and I cannot go to sleep, or make an attempt thereat, till I write to tell you how deeply the article has impressed me, - I feel the picture will be with me day & night for a good while to come. The country owes you thanks: but we won't take warning, & may go down any day like Carthage & Venice. I presume the article is by Hamley. Compared with the momentousness of the theme & the noble spirit in which it is treated, I can hardly bring myself to speak of its exceeding excellence as a literary work, - but in truth, I don't think even De Foe could have beat it.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 4 May 1871
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:R.H. Patterson
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: George T Chesney
Title: Battle of Dorking
Genre: Essays / Criticism, History
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: In Blackwood's Magazine
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 2525  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: R.H. Patterson
  Title: Letters
  Location: National Library of Scotland
  Call no: MS 4281
  Page/folio: 28-9

Citation: R.H. Patterson, Letters National Library of Scotland, p. MS 4281, p. 28-9,, accessed: 18 April 2024

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