Tait's Edinburgh Magazine

The following are additions and corrections to the general introduction and attribution listing of prose articles in Tait's Edinburgh Magazine in the  Wellesley Index,  Volume IV, pages 475-587.


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    Tait, 229, The two great northern universities [King’s and Marischal Colleges at Aberdeen], 182 - 191, May 1833, John Hill Burton, Attrib. by William Keith Leask in his introduction to Neil N. MacLean, Life at a Northern University, 4th ed. (Aberdeen 1917), xvi n. [citation kindly provided by Stuart Wallace]. (12/04)

    Tait, 272, Pitcairn’s Criminal Trials, 511 - 525, Jul 1833, John Hill Burton, possib., Although on p. 521 the author states that "we shall afterwards advert" to Scottish witch trials in a separate art., possibly referring to no. 657, Alexis Antonia and Ellen Jordan, Authorship 1.1 (Fall 2011)., question this attribution. (03/14)

    Tait, 347, Notes on Paris. . ., 145 - 149, Nov 1833, Unknown, Wellesley's comment "no more published" is incorrect. Eileen M. Curran, VPR 34 (2001), 348.

    Tait, 431, On a criticism of Niebuhr, 188 - 189, Apr 1834, John Hill Burton, prob., Wellesley's attribution to John Stuart Blackie should be replaced by: John Hill Burton, prob. A year earlier, Burton had contributed #229; see above. The first article that can safely be attributed to Blackie, #803.

    Tait, 489, Tytler's History of Scotland [Vol. V], 521 - 527, Sep 1834, John Hill Burton, possib., Although the writer shows professional concern for Scottish historiography, and Burton later wrote a history of Scotland, a Burrows analysis questions this attribution. See Tait 272. (03/14)

    Tait, 567, Phadde and his Friends (Chaps I and II), 227 - 235, Apr 1835, James White, An endorsement on a manuscript page of Tait 659 identifies White as the author of “Phadde and his Friends”; a surviving section of the manuscript of “Phadde and his Friends” is in the same handwriting as Tait 659. (10/13)

    Tait, 616, On Advertisements; and advertising, considered as one of the fine arts, 575 - 582, Sep 1835, Richard Henry Horne, An endorsement on a surviving manuscript page identifies Horne as the author. (10/13)

    Tait, 659, On the employment of patronage in church and state, 34 - 38, Jan 1836, James White, An endorsement on a surviving manuscript page identifies White as the author. (10/13)

    Tait, 674, Phadde and his Friends” (Chapter III), 123 - 133, Feb 1836, James White, See Tait 567 above. (10/13)

    Tait, 687, Phadde and his Friends” (Chapter IV), 229 - 235, Apr 1836, James White, See Tait 567 above. (10/13)

    Tait, 729, Phadde and his Friends (chap v., conclusion), 497 - 501, Aug 1836, James White, See Tait 567 above. (10/13)

    Tait, 901, Tytler's History of Scotland [Vol. VI], 769 - 780, Dec 1837, John Hill Burton, possib., Although the writer shows professional concern for Scottish historiography, and Burton later wrote a history of Scotland, a Burrows analysis questions this attribution. See Tait 272. (03/14)

    Tait, 1227, Robert Owen and socialism, 545 - 553, Sep 1840, John Stuart Blackie, Correct misprint in Wellesley; the author is John Stuart Blackie, not Balckle.

    Tait, 1289, The Cost of a Reputation. A parable, 230 - 234, Apr 1841, Catherine Frances Gore, This article is reprinted in Catherine Gore’s The Man of Fortune and Other Stories (1842). (10/13)

    Tait, 1691, The politics of the New Testament, 749 - 756, Dec 1844, John Stuart Blackie, possib., Although the argument for "individual judgment, against . . .ecclesiastical authority" (p. 752) is similar to Blackie's expressions in no. 1286, p. 208, a Barrows analysis questions this attribution. See Tait 272. (03/14)

    Tait, 1705, The Life and Rebellion of the Duke of Monmouth, 50 - 60, Jan 1845, John Hill Burton, possib., Although most of the same details of "Monmouth's rebellion" are presented in J. H. Burton, History of Scotland (1873), VII, 258-260, a Burrows analysis questions the authorship of this article. See Tait 272. (03/14)

    Tait, 1746, American poetry, 373 - 375, Jun 1845, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Eileen M. Curran, VPR 26 (1993), 190.

    Tait, 1769, The Works of De La Motte Fouqué, 520 - 530, Aug 1845, John Stuart Blackie, possib., This already tenuous attribution has been further challenged by a Burrows analysis; see Tait 272. (03/14)

    Tait, 1782, Monastic studies, jests, and eccentricities, 620 - 628, Oct 1845, John Hill Burton, possib., Although the reflective opening here is comparable to Burton's in no. 1609, and Burton wrote many articles on church history, a Burrows analysis questions the authorship of this article. See Tait 272. (03/14)

    Tait, 1811, Mr. Carlyle’s Oliver Cromwell Letters and Speeches, 38 - 50, Jan 1846, John Stuart Blackie, possib., Although Blackie reviewed Carlyle in no. 1522 and, in no. 1768, Richter, who is mentioned here (p. 38), a Burrows analysis questions the authorship of this article. See Tait 272. (03/14)

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