Review by Thomas De Quincey of Robert Ferguson's book The Northmen in Cumberland and Westmoreland : fragment of an autograph manuscript. (Book, 1856) [WorldCat.org]
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Review by Thomas De Quincey of Robert Ferguson's book The Northmen in Cumberland and Westmoreland : fragment of an autograph manuscript.

Author: Thomas De Quincey; William Angus Knight
Publisher: Scotland, 1856-1859.
Edition/Format:   Manuscript   Archival Material : English
Publication:Collection of Thomas De Quincey Manuscripts and Letters (MA 903) item 2
Summary:
Being a review of Robert Ferguson's book The Northmen in Cumberland and Westmoreland, written in the form of a letter to the editor of "Titan," James Hogg; discussing the origins of the Lake Dialect and pointing out that he posited that the dialect derives from Danish many years ago; quoting two lines from Wordsworth's poem "The Waggoner."
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Named Person: Robert Ferguson; James Hogg; William Wordsworth; Robert Ferguson; William Wordsworth
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas De Quincey; William Angus Knight
OCLC Number: 270534193
Notes: De Quincey does not date this review, but he does note that Ferguson's book was published in 1856. He also mentions that he is writing in Scotland during the Christmas period (page 2).
Hogg explains in his preface to The Uncollected Writings of Thomas De Quincey (page xvi) that De Quincey contributed a number of essays in the form of letters to "Titan" when Hogg was the magazine's editor. This manuscript does not contain the complete text published in Hogg's volume; it ends on the words "gradually dispossesses it."
Written on seven sheets, with a few additional notes on versos.
Contains numerous autograph edits. There are also some small differences between the manuscript and the published text.
Description: 1 item (10 pages) ; 18.8 x 11.3 cm

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Being a review of Robert Ferguson's book The Northmen in Cumberland and Westmoreland, written in the form of a letter to the editor of "Titan," James Hogg; discussing the origins of the Lake Dialect and pointing out that he posited that the dialect derives from Danish many years ago; quoting two lines from Wordsworth's poem "The Waggoner."

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