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Record Number: 28595


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Do you know Doven's and Hagen's Hist. of German Poetry? I have seen it in the Edinr College Library, but read only a few pages of it.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Dec 1829 and 5 Jan 1830

Country:

Scotland

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:

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:

Friedrich Henrich von der Hagen

Title:

Literarischer Grundriss zur Geschichte der deutschen Poesie von der altesten Zeit, bis in das sechzhnte Jarhrundert

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: BookUnknown

Publication Details

Berlin, 1812

Provenance

borrowed (private library)


Source Information:

Record ID:

28595

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Carlyle

Editor:

C R Sanders

Title:

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle

Place of Publication:

Durham, North Carolina

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

5

Page:

61

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 5, p. 61, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=28595, accessed: 25 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from TC to David Aitken, dated 26th January 1830, written at Craigenputtoch, Dumfries. Pages 59-62 in this edition. Editor's notes states that although Carlyle cites Docen 7 Hagen, that he clearly means this work by von der Hagen and Johann Gustav Gottlieb Busching.

   
   
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