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Record 5899

Reading Experience:

'Finished the last "Tales of My Landlord" of which the fourth volume is the worst. I think Walter Scott has the peculiar art of growing worse and worse yet preserving his popularity. One poem after another was worse than the former; just so his tales and every volume of every tale continues in a similar climax of deterioration.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 19 Oct 1818
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: location in dwelling: home
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:Benjamin Newton
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1762
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: Rector and J.P
Religion: Church of England
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: Walter Scott
Title: Tales of my Landlord or Black Dwarf and old Mortal
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 5899  
Source - Print  
  Author: Benjamin Newton
  Editor: C.P. Fendall
  Title: The Diary of Benjamin Newton, Rector of wath, 1816-1819
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1933
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 244
  Additional comments: and ed. E.A.Crutchley

Citation: Benjamin Newton, C.P. Fendall (ed.), The Diary of Benjamin Newton, Rector of wath, 1816-1819 (Cambridge, 1933), p. 244,, accessed: 26 May 2024

Additional comments:



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