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Record 25716

Reading Experience:

'This day I was in the Advocates Library seeking German Books, and I found (directed by Dr Irving) the first Article in the Monthly Review devoted to our "German Romance". The man is little better than an ass; but a well-disposed one; and never dreams that his ears are long. He calls me point-blank by the name of the city Carlisle, without apology or introduction...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 4 Jun 1827
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Advocates Library, Edinburgh
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: anon
Title: Review of 'German Romance'
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: New & Improved Series, V (June 1827), p. 157-66
Provenance: borrowed (private library)


Source Information:

Record ID: 25716  
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: 229-230
  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. 229-230,, accessed: 10 June 2023

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from TC to John A. Carlyle, dated 4th June 1827, written at 21 Comley Bank. Pages 227-232 in this edition. Details of this serial given in editor's notes.



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