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Record Number: 12715


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I had also to go this morning and read some old black-letter poems in the Advocates' Library: and the stomach, like a true British subject, is rebelling not a little against all these infringements of its rights and privileges.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

12 Jan 1822

Country:

Scotland

Time

morning

Place:

city: Edinburgh
specific address: Advocates Library, Parliament House, Edinburgh

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:

unknown

Title:

["black-letter poems"]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (institution library)


Source Information:

Record ID:

12715

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Carlyle

Editor:

CR Sanders

Title:

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle

Place of Publication:

Durham, North Carolina

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

2

Page:

3

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carlyle, CR Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 2, p. 3, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=12715, accessed: 25 February 2021


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from Carlyle to his Father, dated 12th January 1821 (corrected to 1822 by editor). Pages 3-5 in this edition.

   
   
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