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Record 28595

Reading Experience:

'Do you know Doven's and Hagen's Hist. of German Poetry? I have seen it in the Edinr College Library, but read only a few pages of it.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Dec 1829 and 5 Jan 1830
Country: Scotland
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: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: Friedrich Henrich von der Hagen
Title: Literarischer Grundriss zur Geschichte der deutschen Poesie von der altesten Zeit, bis in das sechzhnte Jarhrundert
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: BookUnknown
Publication details: Berlin, 1812
Provenance: borrowed (private library)


Source Information:

Record ID: 28595  
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: 61
  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. 61,, accessed: 02 March 2024

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from TC to David Aitken, dated 26th January 1830, written at Craigenputtoch, Dumfries. Pages 59-62 in this edition. Editor's notes states that although Carlyle cites Docen 7 Hagen, that he clearly means this work by von der Hagen and Johann Gustav Gottlieb Busching.



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