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Record Number: 10077


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[transcribed in what seems to be Lady Caroline's hand]: 'If guardian Powers preside above Who still extend to virtuous Love A tutelary care The Virgins bosom?s earliest dole The first born Passion of the soul Must find protection there. Never can noon's maturer ray That charm of orient light display, Which morning suns impart So can no later passion prove That glow which gilds the dawn of Love The day spring of the hearts?

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:

William Robert Spencer

Title:

Urania

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

10077

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Lady Caroline Lamb (n?e Ponsonby)

Title:

[commonplace book 2]

Location:

John Murray Archive

Call No:

Acc.12604/4106

Page/Folio:

9r

Citation:

Lady Caroline Lamb (n?e Ponsonby), [commonplace book 2] John Murray Archive, p. Acc.12604/4106, p. 9r, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=10077, accessed: 08 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Below the transcription are some initials which I was unable to read. They do not seem to be Lady Caroline's, though to me the passage appears to be in her hand. Transcribed by Lindsey Eckert.

   
   
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