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Record 26858

Reading Experience:

Sunday, 26 April 1829: 'Looking for something I fell in with the Little drama long amissing calld the Doom of Devorgoil. I believe it was out of mere contradiction that I sate down to read and correct it merely because I would not be bound to do aught that seemd compulsory [i.e. current novel in progress]. So I scribbled at [the] piece of nonsense till two o'clock [...] spent the evening in reading the Doom of Devorgoil to the girls who seemd considerably interested. Anne objects to the mingling of the comick goblinry which is comic with the serious which is tragic. After all I could greatly improve [it] and it would [not] be a bad composition of that odd kind to some pick-nick receptacle of all things.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 26 Apr 1829
Country: Scotland
Time: evening
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 Female
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)
Anne Scott (reader's daughter). Anne Scott (reader's niece).
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Walter Scott
Title: The Doom of Devorgoil
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 26858  
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: 553
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 553,, accessed: 19 June 2024

Additional comments:



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