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Record Number: 27311


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

A rare thing this literature or love of fame or notoriety which accompanies it. Here is Mr H.M. [Henry Mackenzie] on the very brink of human dissolution as actively anxious about it as if the curtain must not soon be closed on that and every thing else...No man is less known from his writings.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 6 Dec 1825

Country:

n/a

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:

Walter Scott

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

15 Aug 1771

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Novelist, poet and lawyer.

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Henry Mackenzie

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

27311

Source:

Print

Author:

Walter Scott

Editor:

W.E.K. Anderson

Title:

The Journal of Sir Walter Scott

Place of Publication:

Edinburgh

Date of Publication:

1998

Vol:

n/a

Page:

32-33

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Walter Scott, W.E.K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott, (Edinburgh, 1998), p. 32-33, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=27311, accessed: 20 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Diary entry for Tuesday 6 December 1825. No texts were mentioned by the reader but the footnote on page 32 reads, 'Henry Mackenzie who, according to Lockhart, had been consulting Sir Walter about collecting his own juvenille poety, and who apparently intended Scott to write his life.'

   
   
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