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Record 6140

Reading Experience:

'You will readily believe that I have not read much since I wrote to you. Roscoe's life of Lorenzo di'Medici - a work concerning which I shall only observe, in the words of the Auctioneer that it is "well worth any gentleman's perusal" - is the only thing almost that I recollect aught abo[ut.]'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 7 Nov 1818 and 26 Nov 1818
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Kirkcaldy (probably)
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: William Roscoe
Title: Life of Lorenzo Di Medici, 2 vols
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: First published Liverpool, 1795, 2 vols.
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 6140  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Carlyle
  Editor: C R Sanders
  Title: The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle
  Place of Publication: Durham, South Carolina
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 1
  Page: 150
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, South Carolina, 1970), 1, p. 150,, accessed: 13 April 2024

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from Thomas Carlyle to Robert Mitchell dated 27th November 1818. Pages 147 - 151 in this edition. Dates of reading experience based on the previous letter to Mitchell (dated 6th November) and the current one - Carlyle says that he has read the work between the letters.



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