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Record Number: 11319


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Last night, I was listening to music and the voice of song amid dandy clerks and sparkling females - laughing at times even to soreness at the marvellous Dr John Scott (see Blackwood's Magazine); and to-night, I am alone in this cold city - alone to cut my way into the heart of its benefices by the weapons of my own small quiver.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

1 Jan 1821

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/anight

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 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:

John Scott

Title:

'Blackwood's Magazine' [ARTICLE TITLE] in 'The London Magazine'

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

First published 1791 - 1793

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

11319

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:

302

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. 302, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=11319, accessed: 25 February 2021


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from Carlyle to Alexander Carlyle, dated 2nd January 1821, written at Edinburgh. Pages 299 - 302 in this edition. The article about John Gibson Lockhart by Dr Scott appeared in The London Magazine, XI (Nov. 1820), pp. 509-21. Editor's note states that Scott's attacks continued for two more issues (Dec 1820 and Jan 1821) and culminated in a duel between Scott and JH Christie (an intimate of Lockhart's) in which Scott suffered a wound from which he later died.

   
   
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