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Record Number: 8604


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'He [William Lamb] grew so out of spirits that he quite cried--as women do & has just recovered his spirites--however they are returned as usual for he is reading a Greek play out loud & making such noise I scarcely know what I am writing'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Sep 1806 and 30 Sep 1806

Country:

England

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:

William Lamb

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

15 Mar 1779

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Whig politician, future Prime Minister

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Lady Caroline Lamb


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

[a Greek play]

Genre:

Classics, Drama

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

8604

Source:

Print

Author:

Lady Caroline Lamb (n?e Ponsonby)

Editor:

Paul Douglass

Title:

The Whole Disgraceful Truth: Selected Letters of Lady Caroline Lamb

Place of Publication:

New York

Date of Publication:

2006

Vol:

n/a

Page:

26

Additional Comments:

Letter to Georgiana, Lady Morpeth, Future Sixth Countess of Carlisle. Douglass dates the letter September 1806.

Citation:

Lady Caroline Lamb (n?e Ponsonby), Paul Douglass (ed.), The Whole Disgraceful Truth: Selected Letters of Lady Caroline Lamb (New York, 2006), n/a, p. 26, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8604, accessed: 05 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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