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Record 26784

Reading Experience:

Wednesday, 4 June 1828: 'Started [for Edinburgh] at half past four and arrived at home if we must call it so at nine o'clock in the evening. I employd my leisure in the chaise to peruse Mure of Auchendrane's trial out of which something might be cooperd up for the publick. It is one of the wildest stories I ever read. Something might surely be twisted out of it.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 4 Jun 1828
Country: Scotland
Time: afternoon: 4.30-9.00 pm
Place: other location: in chaise
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:

Title: Scotch Trials, containing Trial of Thomas Muir, Esq. etc.
Genre: History, Biography, Politics, Law
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1793
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 26784  
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: 489
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 489,, accessed: 20 May 2024

Additional comments:

Title of text supplied by source ed.; see p.489 n.1. Source ed. also notes: 'Auchindrane; or The Ayrshire Tragedy was written late the following year' ; see p.489 n.2.



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