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Record 3882

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?And this reminds me by a further association of ideas that you would do well to look ? if you like to have your stomach turned ? at Farrar?s Life of Christ ? the gospels done into Daily Telegraphese & drowned in a torrent of flummery. Lord? what are we coming to? If I have time, I think I must give Farrar a rap over the knuckles; though he was an old college friend of mine & a clever fellow; but his damned nonsense is really sickening & gives matter for the sneers of the cynic. I could lay on the whip with pleasure, & I know the beggar feels it.?
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 1874
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:Leslie Stephen
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 28 Nov 1832
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Literary critic, historian, journalist, biographer
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Frederick Farrar
Title: The Life of Christ
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1874
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 3882  
Source - Print  
  Author: Leslie Stephen
  Editor: John Bicknell
  Title: The Selected Letters of Leslie Stephen Vol. 1 1864-1882
  Place of Publication: Ohio State University Press
  Date of Publication: 1996
  Vol: 1
  Page: 143
  Additional comments: Letter from Leslie Stephen to Charles Eliot Norton (12/10/1874)

Citation: Leslie Stephen, John Bicknell (ed.), The Selected Letters of Leslie Stephen Vol. 1 1864-1882 (Ohio State University Press, 1996), 1, p. 143,, accessed: 28 November 2023

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