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Record Number: 10008


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'"I however still love the hand upraised to shed my blood."'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1812 and 30 Jun 1825

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Lady Caroline Lamb

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

13 Nov 1785

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

socialite, novelist, inflential member of the Whig political elite

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n?e Ponsonby



Text Being Read:

Author:

Alexander Pope

Title:

Essay on Man

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

10008

Source:

Print

Author:

Lady Caroline Lamb (n?e Ponsonby)

Editor:

Paul Douglass

Title:

The Whole Disgraceful Truth: Selected Letters of Lady Caroline Lamb

Place of Publication:

New York

Date of Publication:

2006

Vol:

n/a

Page:

207

Additional Comments:

Letter to an anonymous correspondent which Douglass dates April-June 1824.

Citation:

Lady Caroline Lamb (n?e Ponsonby), Paul Douglass (ed.), The Whole Disgraceful Truth: Selected Letters of Lady Caroline Lamb (New York, 2006), n/a, p. 207, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=10008, accessed: 31 January 2023


Additional Comments:

Douglass' footnote explains: 'A slightly misquoted line from Pope's Essay on Man (Epistle 1, sec. 3) that Caroline had entered into her Commonplace Book in 1812, saying Byron had often repeated it to her: It alludes to a puerile 'lamb' that 'licks the hand just raised to shed his blood."'

   
   
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