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Record 25711

Reading Experience:

Lady Harriet Cavendish to her sister, Lady Georgiana Morpeth (c. August 1802): 'Mama, my aunt, Corisande and Caro Ponsonby have been spending 2 or 3 days at Brocket Hall [The Melbournes' country house] [...] 'There was an extraordinary flirtation between William Lamb and Caro. Ponsonby, and they seem, I hear, mutually captivated. When the rest were at games, etc., William was in a corner, reading and explaining Poetry to Car., and in the morning, reading tales of wonder together on the [italics]tithertother[end italics].'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Aug 1802 and 31 Aug 1802
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: 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:William Lamb
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1779
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Caroline Ponsonby
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: poetry
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 25711  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Sir George Leveson Gower and Iris Palmer
  Title: Hary-o: The Letters of Harriet Cavendish 1796-1809
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1940
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 23
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Sir George Leveson Gower and Iris Palmer (ed.), Hary-o: The Letters of Harriet Cavendish 1796-1809 (London, 1940), p. 23,, accessed: 01 July 2022

Additional comments:

William Lamb and Caroline Ponsonby were married in 1805.



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