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Record Number: 10278


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I consign you therefore if desirous of additional information, to two well-written articles by Jeffrey in the last "Edinr reviews" - and if you honour the maxim, audi alteram partem [hear the other side], to sundry delicious speculations from the pen of Mr Southey, wherein these points are handled at considerable length in the "Quarterly review".'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

19 Apr 1820

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Edinburgh (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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jeffrey

Title:

Article IX

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

Edinburgh Review, LXV (Jan. 1820)

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

10278

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:

248

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. 248, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=10278, accessed: 27 February 2021


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from Thomas Carlyle to James Johnston, dated 6th May 1820 written at Mainhill. Pages 242 - 250 in this edition. Estimated date range of reading experience based on the date that the articles were published (in Jan 1820 edition) and date of Carlyle's letter here.

   
   
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