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Record 10069

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Transcribed in Lady Caroline's hand]: ?["]The Lamb thy riot dooms to bleed today Had he thy ['thy' is underlined] reason would he skip & play Pleas?d to the last he cropp?s the flowery food And licks the hand upraised to shed his blood["] What you always repeated! 1812?
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Aug 1812 and 31 Dec 1812
Country: England or possibly Ireland
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 or possibly Ireland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: (n?e Ponsonby)

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Alexander Pope
Title: An Essay on Man, Epistle I
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 10069  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Lady Caroline Lamb (n?e Ponsonby)
  Title: [commonplace book 1]
  Location: John Murray Archive
  Call no: Acc. 12604/4107
  Page/folio: 15r

Citation: Lady Caroline Lamb (n?e Ponsonby), [commonplace book 1] John Murray Archive, p. Acc. 12604/4107, p. 15r, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=10069, accessed: 03 July 2022

Additional comments:

She quotes lines 77-80 of Pope's poem. In the commonplace book, these lines are written under a watercolor of two children playing with a lamb. Transcribed by Lindsey Eckert.

 

 

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