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Record 8679

Reading Experience:

'[A]sk Ld M[orpeth] to read you the lost Peri & see the lines about the boy kneeling & the man of crime are not passing beautiful read it too with your heart and not with rules of criticism--I think many parts of Lalla Rookh perfectly beautiful & the idea and often the poetry but he has heaped such a mass of affection about it & affects such discord to make his harmony more sudden & conspicuous that it requires much good humour to admire'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1822 and 31 Dec 1822
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: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: Thomas Moore
Title: Lalla Rookh
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 8679  
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: 185
  Additional comments: Letter to Georgiana, Lady Morpeth which Douglass dates 1822.

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. 185,, accessed: 01 February 2023

Additional comments:

Lamb references the third part of Lalla Rookh entitled "Paradise and the Peri".



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