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Record 27570

Reading Experience:

'Talking of Vixisse it may not be impertinent to notice that Knox (Footnote: William Knox), a young poet of considerable talent, died here a week or two since...His poetical talent - a very fine one - then shewd itself in a fine strain of pensive poetry calld I think the Lonely Hearth, far superior to those of Michael Bruce, whose consumption by the way has been the life of his verses.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 8 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 n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Novelist, poet & 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: William Knox
Title: Lonely Hearth
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: n/a


Source Information:

Record ID: 27570  
Source - Print  
  Author: Walter Scott
  Editor: W.E.K. Anderson
  Title: The Journal of Sir Walter Scott
  Place of Publication: Edinburgh
  Date of Publication: 1998
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 36
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter Scott, W.E.K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Edinburgh, 1998), p. 36,, accessed: 20 June 2024

Additional comments:

Diary entry for Thursday, 8th December 1825



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