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Record 26592

Reading Experience:

Sunday 9 April 1826: 'Lockhart's Review -- Don't like his article on Sheridan's Life. There is no breadth in it, no general views -- the whole flung away in smart but party criticism [...] he lets himself too easily into that advocatism of stile which is that of a pleader not a judge or a critic and is particularly unsatisfactory to the reader.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 9 Apr 1826
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Abbotsford
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: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: J. G. Lockhart
Title: review of Thomas Moore, Life of Sheridan
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Biography, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: In the Quarterly Review no. 66
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 26592  
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: 128
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 128,, accessed: 24 June 2024

Additional comments:

Source ed. notes that Scott had sent material to assist Lockhart with article; see p.128 n.2.



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