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Record Number: 16578


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Byron's Magazine or rather Hunt's 'The Liberal' is arrived in town; but they will not sell it - it is so full of Atheism and Radicalism and other noxious isms. I had a glance of it one evening; I read it thro and found two papers apparently by Byron, and full of talent as well as mischief. Hunt is the only serious man in it, since Shell[e]y died: he has a wish to preach about politics and bishops and pleasure and paintings and nature, honest man; Byron wants only to write squibs against Southey and the like. The work will hardly do. If possible you shall see this number.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 18 Oct 1822 and 28 Oct 1822

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: 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:

Leigh Hunt (EDITOR)

Title:

The Liberal

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

The Liberal - ran for four quarterly editions starting 1822

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16578

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:

2

Page:

190

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 2, p. 190, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=16578, accessed: 27 February 2021


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from TC to Jane Baillie Welsh dated 28th October 1822, written at 3 Moray Street. Pages 183 - 190 in this edition. Dates of reading experience based on date of this letter and TC's letter of 18th October in which he mentions that this periodical is about to be published.

   
   
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