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Record 8607

Reading Experience:

'I have really been so occupied with the sorrows of Mary Queen of Scots you must excuse my not have written before. I had always read the other side except in Hume, & was surpised at the conviction Robertson seems to carry in every line of her guilt. His must be a very immoral book for in spight [sic] of that one always feels so very much interested for her.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Apr 1808 and 24 Apr 1808
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
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 the Whig political elite
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n?e Caroline Ponsonby


Text Being Read:

Author: William Robertson
Title: History of Scotland
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 8607  
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: 38
  Additional comments: Letter to Lady Bessborough dated 24 April 1808.

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. 38,, accessed: 16 April 2024

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