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Record 26773

Reading Experience:

Saturday, 23 February 1828: 'I saw at the printing office [Ballantyne's] a part of a review on Leigh Hunt's Anecdotes of Byron by Wilson. It is written with power (apparently by Professor Wilson) but with a degree of passion wihch rather diminishes the effect, for nothing can more lessen the dignity of the satirist than being or seeming to be in a passion.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 23 Feb 1828
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Edinburgh
specific address: Ballantyne's printing office
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: Wilson
Title: review of Leigh Hunt, Anecdotes of Byron
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Poetry, Biography
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 26773  
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: 433
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 433,, accessed: 17 April 2024

Additional comments:



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