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Record Number: 12992


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

I told you I had seen the "Quarterly Review". You would notice its contents in the newspaper. It is a long time since I ceased to be one of its admirers. The writers pos[s]ess no inconsiderable share of dogmatism; and their learning, which they are, to an unpleasant degree, fond of displaying[,] is of that minute & scholastic nature which is eminently distinguished from knowledge. Moreover their zeal for the "Social order" seems to eat them up[,] and their horror of revolution is violent as a hydrophobia. These qualities are prominent in the last number - and accordingly it contains much disgusting matter; but I like it better as a whole, than some of its predecessors. There is in it a distant and respectful but severe criticism on Dugald Stewart's writings, which comes much nearer my views of his character, than any of the panegyrics which the Edinr Reviewers have so lavishly bestowed upon him.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Apr 1817 and 25 Sep 1817

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Kirkcaldy

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:

Teacher, later man of letters

Religion:

Christian

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:

[n/a]

Title:

Quarterly Review

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

number XXXIII, April 1817

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

12992

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Charles Richard Sanders

Title:

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle

Place of Publication:

Durham, NC

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

I

Page:

109

Additional Comments:

Letter to James Johnston

Citation:

Charles Richard Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, (Durham, NC, 1970), I, p. 109, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=12992, accessed: 02 March 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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