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Record 29492

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Dear Sir,—I have received your beautiful volume, probably the finest bit of typography that ever came before me; and have looked over it with interest and pleasure—certainly with hearty good will to the amiable and worthy brother-man who sketches out in that manner his pilgrimage through this confused world, alongside me. A certain rustic vigour of life, breezy freshness, as of the Cheviot hills; a kindly healthiness of soul breathes every where out of the book. No one that reads it, I should think, but will feel himself better for its influences. I can honestly wish success to it; and to its author, peace and comfort for the days and years that remain. With many thanks and regards, I remain, yours sincerely. T. CARLYLE.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: unknown
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:Thomas Carlyle
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Date of Birth 4 Dec 1795
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Author, biographer, and historian
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: Robert Story
Title: The Poetical Works Of Robert Story
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1857, Longman, Brown, Green. 1000 impressions printed - Large copies costing one guinea, and small copies costing ten shillings sixpence
Provenance: owned
Robert Story gave a copy of his book to Thomas Carlyle for review

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 29492  
Source - Print  
  Author: John James
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Minor Poems Of Robert Story With A Sketch Of His Life And Writings By John James, F. S. A.,
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1861
  Vol: n/a
  Page: lxix
  Additional comments: Transcribed from Thomas Carlyle's letter to Robert Story, cited in "Minor Poems Of Robert Story With A Sketch Of His Life And Writings By John James, F. S. A."

Citation: John James, Minor Poems Of Robert Story With A Sketch Of His Life And Writings By John James, F. S. A.,  (London, 1861), p. lxix, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=29492, accessed: 01 March 2024

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