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Record Number: 7332


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I am rather afraid that I have not been quite regular in reading that best of books which you recommended to me. However last night I was reading upon my favourite Job; and I hope to do better in time to come. I entreat you to believe that I am sincerely desirous of being a good man; and tho' we may differ in some few unimportant particulars: yet I firmly trust that the same Power who created us with imperfect faculties, will pardon the errors of every one (and none are without them) who seeks truth and righteousness, with a simple heart.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

28 Mar 1819

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:

Title:

Book of Job

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: BookManuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

7332

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Carlyle

Editor:

C R Sanders

Title:

The Collected Letter of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle

Place of Publication:

Durham, North Carolina

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

1

Page:

174

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letter of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 1, p. 174, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=7332, accessed: 27 February 2021


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from Carlyle to Margaret Carlyle (mother)dated 29th March 1819, written at Edinburgh. Pages 173 - 175 in this edition.

   
   
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