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Record 7826

Reading Experience:

'I was truly sorry and at the same time tickled to observe the abrupt conclusion of your letter. The thunder of Jack's snoring is not unknown to me; but poor fellow! you would pity his cold and rejoice that he could sleep at all.' [A large number of Carlyle's reading experiences were letters. We have not included them all, but this is included as a sample of the type of response].
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 30 Mar 1819 and 14 Dec 1819
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 1819
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: Alexander Carlyle
Title: Letter (date unknown)
Genre: Letter
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter
Publication details: Date unknown
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 7826  
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: 1
  Page: 211
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 1, p. 211,, accessed: 01 June 2023

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from Thomas Carlyle to Alexander Carlyle dated 15th December 1819 written at Edinburgh. Pages 211 - 213 in this edition. No information given for the date of the letter that Carlyle refers to so have given an estimate based on the date of Alexander's last letter to Carlyle, dated 29th March 1819.



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