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Record 28586

Reading Experience:

'I have got old Ascham, and read a little of him, when I have done work, every evening.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 13 Aug 1829 and 13 Nov 1829
Country: Scotland
Time: evening
Place: county: Dumfries
specific address: Craigenputtoch
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:Thomas Carlyle
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 4 Dec 1795
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer / Academic
Religion: Lapsed Calvinist
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Roger Ascham
Title: ?'Toxophilus' and 'The Scholemaster'
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Philosophy
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: Sixteenth century
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 28586  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Carlyle
  Editor: C. R. Sanders
  Title: The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle
  Place of Publication: Durham, North Carolina
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 5
  Page: 34
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Carlyle, C. R. Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 5, p. 34,, accessed: 10 June 2023

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from TC to Anna D B Montagu, dated 13th November 1829, written at Craigenputtoch, Dumfries. Pages 32-34 in this edition. Date range is an estimate. Titles of book given in Editor's notes as examples of Ascham's work but doesn't specify if these are the works to which Carlyle actually refers here.



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