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Record Number: 26701


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Saturday, 10 March 1827: 'About three o'clock I got to a meeting of the Bannatyne club [...] Thomson is superintending a capital edition of Sir James Melville's Memoirs. It is brave to see how he wags his Scots tongue and what a difference there is in the force and firmness of his language compared to the mincing English edition in which he has hitherto been alone known.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

10 Mar 1827

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:

Walter Scott

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1771

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

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:

Sir James Melville

Title:

Memoirs

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

new edition in preparation

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

26701

Source:

Print

Author:

Walter Scott

Editor:

W. E. K. Anderson

Title:

The Journal of Sir Walter Scott

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1972

Vol:

n/a

Page:

287

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott, (Oxford, 1972), p. 287, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=26701, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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