Reading Experience Database

Basic Search

Advanced Search

Record 8604

Reading Experience:

'He [William Lamb] grew so out of spirits that he quite cried--as women do & has just recovered his spirites--however they are returned as usual for he is reading a Greek play out loud & making such noise I scarcely know what I am writing'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Sep 1806 and 30 Sep 1806
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:William Lamb
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 15 Mar 1779
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Whig politician, future Prime Minister
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Lady Caroline Lamb
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: unknown
Title: [a Greek play]
Genre: Classics, Drama
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 8604  
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: 26
  Additional comments: Letter to Georgiana, Lady Morpeth, Future Sixth Countess of Carlisle. Douglass dates the letter September 1806.

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. 26,, accessed: 28 February 2024

Additional comments:



Reading Experience Database version 2.0.  Page updated: 27th Apr 2016  3:15pm (GMT)