Student notes of the ‘Lectures on rhetoric and belles lettres’ of Hugh Blair. Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS.850

Dates

  • 18th century. (Creation)

Extents

  • 174 Leaves (Whole)

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Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, 1933.

  • Custodial History

    The papers were bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Reid Fund.

  • Arrangement

    iii + 171 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    The lectures contain (folios 51 verso, 59 verso, 76 verso) the criticisms of Dr Johnson omitted from the published ‘Lectures’, and in particular the rendering of a passage of Addison in the style of Johnson (folio 83) quoted in part by Boswell in his ‘Life’ (edited by Birkbeck Hill, 1934, etc., volume iii, page 172).

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