Switch to English Switch to French

The Open University  |   Study at the OU  |   About the OU  |   Research at the OU  |   Search the OU

Listen to this page  |   Accessibility

the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

Reading Experience Database UK Historical image of readers
  RED International Logo

RED Australia logo


RED Canada logo
RED Netherlands logo
RED New Zealand logo

Record Number: 10078


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[transcription of Moore's poem 'Gazel' in what seems to be Lady Caroline's Hand]

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:

Thomas Moore

Title:

'Gazel'

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

10078

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Lady Caroline Lamb (n?e Ponsonby)

Title:

[commonplace book 2]

Location:

John Murray Archive

Call No:

Acc.12604/4106

Page/Folio:

12r

Citation:

Lady Caroline Lamb (n?e Ponsonby), [commonplace book 2] John Murray Archive, p. Acc.12604/4106, p. 12r, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=10078, accessed: 24 April 2024


Additional Comments:

Lady Caroline herself does not give the entry a title and has not attributed these lines to Moore, but they are surely his. Transcribed by Lindsey Eckert.

   
   
Green Turtle Web Design