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Record Number: 16585


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'At present the honest people of "the letters" are much shocked at the appearance of Byron's and Hunt's Magazine "The Liberal", which hardly one of the Bibliopolists will venture to sell a copy of. The first two articles, seemingly Byron's, are exceedingly potent - very clever and very wicked; the rest is in Hunt's vein, and no better or worse than a common examiner.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Oct 1822 and 6 Nov 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: Book, Serial / periodical, The LiberalManuscript: Letter

Publication Details

Ran for four quarterly editions starting October 1822

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16585

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:

195

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. 195, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=16585, accessed: 25 February 2021


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from Thomas Carlyle to Alexander Galloway dated 6th November 1822, written at 3 Moray Street. Pages 193 - 196 in this edition. Dates of reading experience are estimate based on date of this letter and the date of the periodical's publication. See also RED reference 16578 for reference to this periodical in a letter from TC to Jane Baillie Welsh

   
   
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