Reading Experience Database

Basic Search

Advanced Search

Record 26570

Reading Experience:

Thursday, 8 December 1825: 'Knox, a young poet of considerable talent, died here a week or two since [...] succeeding to good farms under the Duke of Buccleuch [he] became too soon his own Master and plunged into dissipation and ruin. His poetical talent -- a very fine one -- then shewd itself in a fine strain of pensive poetry calld I think The Lonely Hearth [...] I am a bad promoter of subscriptions but I wished to do what I could for this lad whose talent I really admired [...] I tried to help him but there were temptations he could never resist [...] His last works were Spiritual hymns and which he wrote very well [...] all his works are grave and pensive a style'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
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:Walter Scott
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1771
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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: William Knox
Title: 'Spiritual hymns'
Genre: Other religious, Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 26570  
Source - Print  
  Author: Walter Scott
  Editor: W. E. K. Anderson
  Title: The Journal of Sir Walter Scott
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1972
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 29-30
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 29-30,, accessed: 24 June 2024

Additional comments:

Knox died on 12 November 1825, aged 36 (see p.29 n.4 in source).



Reading Experience Database version 2.0.  Page updated: 27th Apr 2016  3:15pm (GMT)