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Record 10077

Reading Experience:

[transcribed in what seems to be Lady Caroline's hand]: 'If guardian Powers preside above Who still extend to virtuous Love A tutelary care The Virgins bosom?s earliest dole The first born Passion of the soul Must find protection there. Never can noon's maturer ray That charm of orient light display, Which morning suns impart So can no later passion prove That glow which gilds the dawn of Love The day spring of the hearts?
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 3 Jun 1805 and 26 Jan 1828
Country: England, Ireland, or France
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, inflential member of Whig political elite
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England, Ireland, or France
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: (n?e Ponsonby)


Text Being Read:

Author: William Robert Spencer
Title: Urania
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 10077  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Lady Caroline Lamb (n?e Ponsonby)
  Title: [commonplace book 2]
  Location: John Murray Archive
  Call no: Acc.12604/4106
  Page/folio: 9r

Citation: Lady Caroline Lamb (n?e Ponsonby), [commonplace book 2] John Murray Archive, p. Acc.12604/4106, p. 9r,, accessed: 29 June 2022

Additional comments:

Below the transcription are some initials which I was unable to read. They do not seem to be Lady Caroline's, though to me the passage appears to be in her hand. Transcribed by Lindsey Eckert.



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