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Record 8642

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Sometimes I try if I can talk in that Jargon I us'd to hear but I cannot endure it & the remembrance of what you said puts all they say out--so that men hate me--today at Murrays I heard one read--& it made me sick so did the poem-it is Rogers's. I wish I thought it pretty it affects to [simplicite villagoise?] & the lines about thrushes & love love love--or the manner in which it was read vex'd me--because I wish to admire it'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jun 1814 and 30 Jun 1814
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 reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Listener: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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Samuel Rogers
Title: unknown
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 8642  
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: 125
  Additional comments: Letter to Lord Byron. Douglass dates it June 1814.

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. 125, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=8642, accessed: 13 April 2024

Additional comments:

It would seem to be Samuel Rogers to whom Lady Caroline refers, yet I am unsure which of his poems she is describing. Perhaps "The Campagna of Florence", but I do not think the date (at least of its publication) would make this possible. Still, she could have heard a manuscript/draft version.

 

 

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