Autobiographic Sketches

Item Type: JAS Known Contents
Creator: Thomas De Quincey
Publisher: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields
Issued: 1856
Edition: Volume 1
Language: English
Author of this Entry: Kathryn H. Stutz (added information, Nhat Tran)
Evidence Type: Letter
Volume: Page (Letter): 1:296 (187)
Date: June 6, 1861
Addressed To?: Charlotte Symonds
Importance?: Referenced and owned
Owned?: Yes
Evidence: "We miss at College under these slight afflications what De Quincey calls 'female ministrations' [...] My aquaintance with De Quincey grows in the night seasons, & there are certain Essays of his wh I shall always connect with the sound of Oxford churches answering to each other the solemn strokes of 2 or 3." The source for the phrase 'female ministrations' is incorrectly identified in a footnote as the earlier autobiographical work by the same author, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821), but the phrase does not appear until the later-published Autobiographic Sketches (1853). Given the language of "new volume," in Letters 1:186 (97), this was most likely the 1856 edition.
Frequency Mentioned: Twice; "I find that I have left vol I of De Quincey's Autobiographic Sketches behind me. It is the new volume I got with so much difficulty..." (1:186 (97))
Source Contributor: Kathryn H. Stutz (added information, Nhat Tran)