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Record Number: 26451


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Harriet, Countess Granville, to her sister Lady Georgiana Morpeth, 28 August 1819: 'I admire F. Lamb perhaps more than I like him. I think him uncommonly agreeable and clever, but he sees life in the most degrading light, and he simplifies the thing by thinking all men rogues and all women ----. He looks old and world-beaten, but still handsome. He seems to enjoy being here [Bolton Abbey], and sport, food, and sleep fill up his time. At any spare moment he reads the "Heart of Midlothian," of which he says: "Why, if you wish for my opinion, I think it the worst novel I ever read."'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Aug 1819 and 28 Aug 1819

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Yorkshire
specific address: Bolton Abbey

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:

F. Lamb

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Walter Scott

Title:

The Heart of Midlothian

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

26451

Source:

Print

Author:

Harriet Countess Granville

Editor:

F. Leveson Gower

Title:

Letters of Harriet Countess Granville 1810-1845

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1894

Vol:

1

Page:

143

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Harriet Countess Granville, F. Leveson Gower (ed.), Letters of Harriet Countess Granville 1810-1845 (London, 1894), 1, p. 143, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=26451, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

Both Lady Granville and Lamb guests of Lady Granville's brother the Duke of Devonshire, owner of Bolton Abbey.

   
   
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