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Record 26464

Reading Experience:

Now the other morning Dr Irving shows me the last vol. of Constable's Miscellany, and a most magnificent passage in the Preface about this very book. Be so good as to look at that before we go farther.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 11 Jan 1828 and 18 Jan 1828
Country: Scotland
Time: morning
Place: n/a
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive 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: George Moir
Title: Preface to 'Constable's Miscellany' vol. 18, Schiller's Thirty Years War, I
Genre: Fiction, Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: This volume published 1828 - series published between 1826 and 1835
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 26464  
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: 307
  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. 307,, accessed: 01 June 2023

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from TC to William Tait, written at 21 Comley Bank, dated 18 January 1928 (by editor). Pages 307-308 in this edition. Editor's note states that 'Carlyle refers here to vol. XVIII, Schiller's 'Thirty Year's War', I (1828). The translator, George Moir, quotes in his preface work to which we have been large indebted, and in our opinion, the ablest piece of biographical criticism which this century has produced.'



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