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Record 26798

Reading Experience:

'Colonel R. told me that the European government had discoverd an ingenious mode of diminishing the number of burnings of widows...This is the reverse of our system of increasing game by shooting the old cock-birds. It is a system would aid Malthus rarely.' (Footnote: Scott sent to Lockhart on 17 February a short article on the burnings for publication in the Representative).
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 1 Dec 1825
Country: n/a
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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 15 Aug 1771
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Novelist, poet and lawyer.
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: T.R. Malthus
Title: Principle of Population
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Politics
Form of Text:
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: n/a


Source Information:

Record ID: 26798  
Source - Print  
  Author: Walter Scott
  Editor: W.E.K. Anderson
  Title: The Journal of Walter Scott
  Place of Publication: Edinburgh
  Date of Publication: 1998
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 28
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter Scott, W.E.K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Walter Scott (Edinburgh, 1998), p. 28,, accessed: 17 June 2024

Additional comments:

Diary entry for Thursday, 1st November 1825.



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