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Record 26593

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Sunday, 16 July 1826: 'Very unsatisfactory to-day. Sleepy, stupid, indolent -- finished arranging the books and after that was totally useless -- unless it can be called study that I slumbrd for three or four hours over a variorum edition of the Gill-Hill's tragedy. Admirable recipe for low spirits [comments further on text]'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 16 Jul 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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author:
Title: 'The murder of [William] Weare by Thurtell and Co. at Gill's-Hill, in Hertfordshire'
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 26593  
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: 174
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 174, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=26593, accessed: 26 May 2024

Additional comments:

Source ed. quotes J. Gibson Lockhart on Scott's enthusiastic collection of printed trials, which he had bound with any associated ballads and prints (see p.174 n.2); not clear which form of text on this murder (trial report, ballad, etc) being read here.

 

 

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