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Record Number: 10069


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Transcribed in Lady Caroline's hand]: ?["]The Lamb thy riot dooms to bleed today Had he thy ['thy' is underlined] reason would he skip & play Pleas?d to the last he cropp?s the flowery food And licks the hand upraised to shed his blood["] What you always repeated! 1812?

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Aug 1812 and 31 Dec 1812

Country:

England or possibly Ireland

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, influential member of the Whig political elite

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England or possibly Ireland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

(n?e Ponsonby)



Text Being Read:

Author:

Alexander Pope

Title:

An Essay on Man, Epistle I

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

10069

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Lady Caroline Lamb (n?e Ponsonby)

Title:

[commonplace book 1]

Location:

John Murray Archive

Call No:

Acc. 12604/4107

Page/Folio:

15r

Citation:

Lady Caroline Lamb (n?e Ponsonby), [commonplace book 1] John Murray Archive, p. Acc. 12604/4107, p. 15r, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=10069, accessed: 30 January 2023


Additional Comments:

She quotes lines 77-80 of Pope's poem. In the commonplace book, these lines are written under a watercolor of two children playing with a lamb. Transcribed by Lindsey Eckert.

   
   
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