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Record 28427

Reading Experience:

[Branwell Bronte to the Editor of Blackwood's Magazine, asking to be considered as a contributor, [7] December 1835:] 'It is not from affected hypocrisy that I commence my letter with the name of James Hogg; for the writings of that man in your numbers, his speeches in your "Noctes," when I was a child, laid a hold on my mind which succeeding years have consecrated into a most sacred feeling. I cannot express, though you can understand, the heavenliness of associations connected with such articles as Professor Wilson's, read and re-read while a little child [...] when a child "Blackwood" formed my chief delight, and I feel certain no child before enjoyed reading as I did, because none ever had such works as "The Noctes," "Christmas Dreams," "Christopher in his Sporting Jacket" to read [goes on comment further, and to quote passage concerning the death of its narrator's "golden-haired sister," with the remark that he had read it at the time of his own sister's death]'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: England
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:Branwell Bronte
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 26 Jun 1817
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: James Hogg
Title: n/a
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: In "Blackwood's Magazine"
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 28427  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Thomas James Wise and John Alexander Symington
  Title: The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1980
  Vol: I-II
  Page: 133
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas James Wise and John Alexander Symington (ed.), The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence (Oxford, 1980), I-II, p. 133,, accessed: 21 June 2024

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