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Record Number: 8636


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'"Gull" & the Bulbul and a young Galeongee are just so many baits to draw sneers--which however disposed are always better avoided--I think the Bride of Abydos full of these lesser faults but the Corsair is quite beautiful--indeed he [Byron] has a very splendid Genius--& I cannot but feel a deep & lasting anxiety that he should be himself [underlined] in all things it is all I ask--you owe his quotations from Dante and the beginning of the Bride to me--& not to Mad. De Staal--for I sent him Dante last year so that you see I was not useless even to his Genius.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Feb 1814 and 28 Feb 1814

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Hertford
specific address: Brocket Hall

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, influential member of the Whig political elite

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

George Gordon Lord Byron

Title:

The Corsair

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book, Unknown

Publication Details

probably the first edition or, less likely, proofs sent by Murray

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

8636

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:

119

Additional Comments:

Letter to John Murray. Douglass dates it February 1814.

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. 119, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8636, accessed: 25 March 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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