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Record 27572

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'His last works were Spiritual hymns and which he wrote very well. In his own line of Society he was said to exhibit infinite humour but all his works are grave and pensive a stile, perhaps like Master Stephen's melancholy affected for the nonce (Footnote: an allusion to Ben Jonson's Everyman in his Humour).'
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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Ben Jonson
Title: Everyman in his Humour
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: n/a

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 27572  
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: 37
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter Scott, W.E.K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Edinburgh, 1998), p. 37, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=27572, accessed: 06 February 2023

Additional comments:

Diary entry for Thursday, 8th December 1825

 

 

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