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Record 26595

Reading Experience:

Tuesday, 1 August 1826: 'Yesterday evening [...] I took to arranging the old plays of which Terry had brought me about a dozen and dipping into them scrambled through two -- One called Michaelmas Term full of traits of manners and another a sort of bouncing tragedy called The Hector of Germany or The Palsgrave. The last, worthless in the extreme, is like many of the plays in the beginning of the 17th. Century written to a good tune [goes on to comment further on language in seventeenth- century drama].'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 31 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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Wentworth Smith
Title: The Hector of Germany, or The Palsgrave
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1615
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 26595  
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: 180
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 180,, accessed: 30 November 2023

Additional comments:



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