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Record 26451

Reading Experience:

Harriet, Countess Granville, to her sister Lady Georgiana Morpeth, 28 August 1819: 'I admire F. Lamb perhaps more than I like him. I think him uncommonly agreeable and clever, but he sees life in the most degrading light, and he simplifies the thing by thinking all men rogues and all women ----. He looks old and world-beaten, but still handsome. He seems to enjoy being here [Bolton Abbey], and sport, food, and sleep fill up his time. At any spare moment he reads the "Heart of Midlothian," of which he says: "Why, if you wish for my opinion, I think it the worst novel I ever read."'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Aug 1819 and 28 Aug 1819
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: county: Yorkshire
specific address: Bolton Abbey
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:F. Lamb
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Walter Scott
Title: The Heart of Midlothian
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 26451  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Countess Granville
  Editor: F. Leveson Gower
  Title: Letters of Harriet Countess Granville 1810-1845
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1894
  Vol: 1
  Page: 143
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Countess Granville, F. Leveson Gower (ed.), Letters of Harriet Countess Granville 1810-1845 (London, 1894), 1, p. 143,, accessed: 03 February 2023

Additional comments:

Both Lady Granville and Lamb guests of Lady Granville's brother the Duke of Devonshire, owner of Bolton Abbey.



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