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Record Number: 10075


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[transcribed in what appears to be Lady Caroline's hand]: 'With modest sidelong look and downcase glance / Behold the well matched couple now advance / His hand held hers. The other grasped her hip[...]'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 3 Jun 1805 and 26 Jan 1828

Country:

England, Ireland, or France

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 Whig political elite

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England, Ireland, or France

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

(n?e Ponsonby)



Text Being Read:

Author:

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Title:

'The Walse' also entitled 'The Waltz'

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

10075

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Lady Caroline Lamb (n?e Ponsonby)

Title:

[commonplace book 2]

Location:

John Murray Archive

Call No:

Acc.12604/4106

Page/Folio:

3v

Citation:

Lady Caroline Lamb (n?e Ponsonby), [commonplace book 2] John Murray Archive, p. Acc.12604/4106, p. 3v, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=10075, accessed: 25 September 2023


Additional Comments:

Below the poem Lady Caroline has written 'Sheridan', and it would seem she is quoting from memory, as her entry is not a perfect transcription of Sheridan's poem. Transcribed by Lindsey Eckert.

   
   
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