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Record 8625

Reading Experience:

'I began Sir John Mo[o]res letters again and am very much struck if the account is true with the bad management there seems to have been at first setting out. I cannot also conceive how with such letters & opinions daily coming forth such a general infatuation about the Spaniards could prevail [...] [I]n Sir J Mo[o]res letter to Mr. Frere where one can see he is in a tiff at his appointment he agrees with you about titles wrongly bestowed [...] my blood curdled with the quantity of black bile Freres' pompous insignificant impudent letter brought forth.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Sep 1809 and 4 Sep 1809
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, influential 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/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Sir John Moore
Title: A Narrative of the Campaign of the British Army in Spain
Genre: History, Politics, correspondence
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 8625  
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: 45-46
  Additional comments: Letter to her husband William Lamb dated 4 September. Douglass asserts the year is 1809.

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. 45-46,, accessed: 23 May 2024

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