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Record Number: 13365


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I received about a month ago the Revd Willm Thomson of Ochiltree's new translation of the Testament. Of course I am no judge of his 'new renderings'; but the stile both of writing & thinking displayed in those parts which I have looked at, is dull & sluggish as the clay itself. He brags of having altered the expressions of the old translation - every body I suppose will readily admit this - and be ready to wish him joy of all the honour than [that] can arise from such alterations...'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jun 1817 and 30 Jun 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 author

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:

William Thomson

Title:

The New Testament. Translated from the Greek, 3 vols

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

translated from the Greek

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

13365

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Carlyle

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Carlyle

Place of Publication:

Durham

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

1

Page:

104

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carlyle, The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Carlyle, (Durham, 1970), 1, p. 104, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=13365, accessed: 27 February 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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