The Iliad

Reading experience

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The Iliad

Reading experience
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Evidence

"On the penult of the year 1819 I reached the last line of the ""Iliad"". To speak of the merits of the Maeonian Bard from one perusal only may be deemed presumption - yet I may be allowed to say that my Enjoyment fell far short of Expectation. I found, & I am ashamed to say it, little to please and much to offend- The Morals of his Divinities are those of St Giles- their language that of Billingsgate or Wapping- His Nestors are garrulous beyond endurance..."

Source

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle

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Reader
Mitchell, Robert
Aged 24 [Experience in 1819, born in 1795]

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Notes
Taken from footnote to a letter from Thomas Carlyle to Robert Mitchell dated 18th March 1820, written at Edinburgh. Pages 231 - 234 in this edition. Footnote is exerpt from Mitchell's letter to Carlyle dated 13th January 1820. Date range of reading experience is estimate based on Mitchell's letter.

How to cite this record

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http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/60968
Accessed on 2019/10/15 21:18:43

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The Iliad

Reading experience
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Evidence

"On the penult of the year 1819 I reached the last line of the ""Iliad"". To speak of the merits of the Maeonian Bard from one perusal only may be deemed presumption - yet I may be allowed to say that my Enjoyment fell far short of Expectation. I found, & I am ashamed to say it, little to please and much to offend- The Morals of his Divinities are those of St Giles- their language that of Billingsgate or Wapping- His Nestors are garrulous beyond endurance..."

Source

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Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Mitchell, Robert
Aged 24 [Experience in 1819, born in 1795]

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Notes
Taken from footnote to a letter from Thomas Carlyle to Robert Mitchell dated 18th March 1820, written at Edinburgh. Pages 231 - 234 in this edition. Footnote is exerpt from Mitchell's letter to Carlyle dated 13th January 1820. Date range of reading experience is estimate based on Mitchell's letter.

How to cite this record

You can copy this item for personal use, share it, and post it on a blog or website. It cannot be used commercially without permission. Please ensure the following credit accompanies it:

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/60968
Accessed on 2019/10/15 21:18:43

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