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Record 26698

Reading Experience:

Saturday, 10 February 1827: 'I got a present of Lord Frederick Leveson Gower's printed but unpublishd "Tale of the Mill" -- it is a fine tale of terror in itself and very happily brought out. He has certainly a true taste for poetry. I do not know why, but from my childhood I have seen something fearful or melancholy at least about a Mill [speculates on possible reasons for this] [...] So I enterd into the spirit of the terror with which Lord Frederick has invested his haunted spot.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 10 Feb 1827
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Edinburgh
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: Lord Frederick Leveson Gower
Title: Tale of the Mill
Genre: Fiction, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 26698  
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: 277
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 277,, accessed: 26 February 2024

Additional comments:

Text subsequently published in The Pilgrimage and Other Poems (1856).



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