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Record Number: 8664


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I know that during Elections songs & squibs are fair on each side & much bad wit & many severe things must be said--but I am sure that neither you nor Sir Frances Burdett can see without disgust what is now handed about and sent here & every where and must be sanctioned by some of the people in your Committee [...] I know you are too clever & far too much of a Gentleman to have any thing to do with the common placards sent about in the way this is--but as I read part of it in the Statesman I think you could at all events stop its being inserted and ask yourself what your feelings would be if your found the grossest insults & imputations sanctioned by any of our Party against yr Birth or yr relations'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Feb 1819 and 31 Mar 1819

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:

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:

Title:

The Statesman

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

8664

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:

172-73

Additional Comments:

Letter to John Cam Hobouse written during the parliamentary election between George Lamb and Hobouse; thus, Douglass dates it February-March 1819.

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. 172-73, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8664, accessed: 13 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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