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Record Number: 33920


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

‘I am sorry for the delay which doubtless is owing to the confounded Politics that they stuff the Magazine with, to the great annoyance of Ladies and Liberals; and not much to the satisfaction of sensible Tories, for they are often so coarse, abusive, and inconsistent, that they cannot do much good to the cause they profess to support. This is justified on the plea that the So call’d liberals are worse – but they forget that the democratic publications are calculated for the Tap-room, while contrary opinions will be read or listened to only in the parlour. Aristocracy without gentility is an insult to the People.’

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Apr 1817 and 6 Feb 1831

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Hartley Coleridge

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

19 Sep 1796

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Poet, essayist, teacher

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a] [n/a]

Title:

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Politics, Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

33920

Source:

Print

Author:

Hartley Coleridge

Editor:

Grace Evelyn and Earl Leslie Griggs

Title:

Letters of Hartley Coleridge

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1936

Vol:

n/a

Page:

128-9

Additional Comments:

Letter addressed to Hartley's mother, Mrs Samuel Taylor Coleridge (No. 1 New Square, Lincoln's Inn, London), Grasmere, 6th February 1831. Hartley is referring to Blackwood’s Magazine; the ‘delay’ he mentions refers to this publication’s delay in publishing his essay ‘Ignoramus on the Fine Arts’, which appeared in three parts in the February, March, and October 1831 numbers of Blackwood’s.

Citation:

Hartley Coleridge, Grace Evelyn and Earl Leslie Griggs (ed.), Letters of Hartley Coleridge, (London, 1936), n/a, p. 128-9, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=33920, accessed: 24 January 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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