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 √ Century of ExperienceEvidenceName of Reader / Listener / Reading GroupAuthor of TextTitle of TextForm of Text
1800-1849They that cultivate literary small-talk have been greatly attracted for some / time by the late number of Blackwoods (formerly the Edinr) Magazine. It contains many slan...Thomas Carlyle Blackwoods MagazinePrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849'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;...Thomas Carlyle Book of JobPrint: BookManuscript: Letter
1800-1849'If you have heard no news lately from the south, it will be fresh intelligence for you that Lawson had a call to Selkirk, which as I learn from this day's newspaper (aft...Thomas Carlyle [newspaper]Print: NewspaperManuscript: Letter
1800-1849'Did you get Meister; did they get them at Annan? It is slowly and sparingly coming forth here: I see it in the windows of the principal booksellers - there was a kind o...Thomas Carlyle Examiner (Newspaper Chat section)Print: Serial / periodical
1800-1849'I was very much obliged by the Scotsman you sent me to Foley Place, and the criticism of Meister contained in it - shallow and narrow enough it is true, but favourable a...Thomas Carlyle The ScotmanPrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849'Did you get the two Examiners I sent you? The last of them was forced into my hand by a news-vender, just as I was mounting the Coach at 7am, and what should I see in i...Thomas Carlyle Review of Carlyle's translation of Goethe's Wilhel...Print: Book, Serial / periodical
1800-1849'PS Since I finished this, I have got Alick's letter, and the Courier all in order! Thank Alick and my dear Father for the pleasure and contentment they have given me: h...Thomas Carlyle The CourierPrint: Newspaper
1800-1849'There is a Spaniard here (one of the refugees) who from Catholic has become Protestant, a very honest shrewd little fellow, between whom and Irving I have had occasion f...Thomas Carlyle Spanish GrammarPrint: Book
1800-1849'The Examiner comes with perfect regularity; and tho' a week old is a great blessing. Continue it, if you can. Nay, if it came on Saturday (that is half a week old) thi...Thomas Carlyle The ExaminerPrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849'The two Examiners came on Wednesday: we like them much.'Thomas Carlyle The ExaminerPrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849'Some three weeks ago, a packet of Books arrived here, accompanied with a Letter addressed A l'Auteur de l'Article intitule, Caractere de notre Epoque, the whole perfectl...Thomas Carlyle L'Organisateur inc Nos 32 & 36Print: Serial / periodical
1800-1849'Some three weeks ago, a packet of Books arrived here, accompanied with a Letter addressed A l'Auteur de l'Article intitule, Caractere de notre Epoque, the whole perfectl...Thomas Carlyle Le Producteur, journal philosophique de l'industri...Print: Serial / periodical
1800-1849'"Guy Mannering" is reviewed in the same number [ of the Quarterly Review]. Tho' we have still more reason to question their competency here - you will probably admit tha...Thomas Carlyle anon[review in the Quarterly Review of Scott's Guy Man...Print: Serial / periodical
1800-1849'I have looked into the Belfast Town and Country Almanack - and consulted several cunning men upon the subject - and from all quartrs, I collect - that the moon will be f...Thomas Carlyle anonBelfast Town & County AlmanackPrint: Unknown
1800-1849'This day I was in the Advocates Library seeking German Books, and I found (directed by Dr Irving) the first Article in the Monthly Review devoted to our "German Romance"...Thomas Carlyle anonReview of 'German Romance'Print: Serial / periodical
1800-1849'I am glad you saw Lara; and am indebted for your account of it. I read the review of it in the Quarterly review?some time ago.' [there follow Carlyle's observations on M...Thomas Carlyle anon.[review in the Quarterly Review Byron's Lara]Print: Serial / periodical
1800-1849'Yesterday Badams wrote me (from admist the 'wild beasts of Ephesus,' as he calls the new Mining Companies, with whom he is in constant treaty about some important smelti...Thomas Carlyle BadamsLetterManuscript: Letter
1800-1849'He has written to me twice since his departure; he insists that I shall take a little pony of his with all its furniture; ride home on it thro' the Peak country in Derby...Thomas Carlyle BadamsLetterManuscript: Letter
1800-1849'As an extraordinary instance of perseverance, I must mention my having read "Cicero de officiis". You must read it too Bob - You will get thro' it in a week - and cannot...Thomas Carlyle CiceroDe OfficiisPrint: Book
1800-1849'But the book I am most pleased with is "Cicero de Finibus" - not that there is much new discussion in it, but his manner is so easy and elegant; and, besides, there is s...Thomas Carlyle CiceroDe Finibus Bonorum et MalorumPrint: Book

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