Charles Lamb

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Standard Name: Lamb, Charles,, 1775 - 1834

Connections

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Education Mary Cowden Clarke
MCC later remembered her responsibility, when very young, of escorting her two next younger brothers to their school.
Clarke, Mary Cowden. My Long Life. Dodd, Mead, 1896.
10
Unlike them, she began her education at home. She writes fondly about the rich array of...
Education Jean Ingelow
In later years she expanded her reading to include Shakespeare , Southey , Scott , Wordsworth , and Tennyson . She also read Henry Drummond 's Natural Law in the Spiritual World and hisTropical Africa and Charles Lamb 's Letters.
Some Recollections of Jean Ingelow and Her Early Friends. Kennikat Press, 1972.
150-1
British Library Catalogue.
Peters, Maureen. Jean Ingelow: Victorian Poetess. Boydell, 1972.
23
Education Carola Oman
The children's great delight was their mother reading aloud: theLamb s' Tales from Shakespeare, Sir Walter Scott 's poems, William Edmonstoune Aytoun 's Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers, 1865, Mary Martha Sherwood
Education Jean Rhys
At a very young age, JR imagined that God was a book. She was so slow to read that her parents were concerned, but then suddenly found herself able to read even the longer words...
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Lamb
Charles Lamb , brother of Mary , spent six weeks confined to a lunatic asylum at Hoxton on account of mental illness.
Burton, Sarah. A Double Life: A Biography of Charles and Mary Lamb. Viking, 2003.
67, 82
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Lamb
John Lamb, father of Mary and Charles died after years of encroaching senility; this enabled the brother and sister to live together once again.
Burton, Sarah. A Double Life: A Biography of Charles and Mary Lamb. Viking, 2003.
147-8
Family and Intimate relationships Fanny Holcroft
In May 1794 Thomas Holcroft was indicted for high treason and spent time in prison; but he was acquitted at his trial. During the nine years between the death of Fanny's mother and his next...
Family and Intimate relationships Augusta Webster
AW 's maternal grandfather, Joseph Hume , was a translator of Dante , and a friend of Charles Lamb , William Hazlitt , and William Godwin .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
under Joseph Hume
Family and Intimate relationships Fanny Holcroft
FH 's stepmother married an actor named James Kenney after Thomas Holcroft's death and had several more children. (Charles Lamb indulged in fantasy about her going on to marry several times more.)
Lamb, Charles, and Mary Lamb. The Letters of Charles and Mary Anne Lamb. Marrs, Edwin J.Editor , Cornell University Press, 1975.
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Family and Intimate relationships Mary Lamb
Charles Lamb , brother of Mary , began writing his best-known works: essays contributed under the pen-name of Elia to the London Magazine.
Burton, Sarah. A Double Life: A Biography of Charles and Mary Lamb. Viking, 2003.
317
British Library Catalogue.
Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth Ogilvy Benger
Around 1801-2, Charles and Mary Lamb were said to have succeeded in talking [George Dyer ] into love with EOB , but to have been unsuccessful in talking her into love with him. This...
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Lamb
Charles Lamb , brother of Mary , retired from the office of the East India Company on grounds of ill-health (no concept of retirement for any other reason was recognised).
Burton, Sarah. A Double Life: A Biography of Charles and Mary Lamb. Viking, 2003.
333
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Lamb
Charles Lamb died in his lodgings at Edmonton north of London, apparently of erysipelas, a skin infection caused by a graze on his face from a fall in the street three days before Christmas.
Burton, Sarah. A Double Life: A Biography of Charles and Mary Lamb. Viking, 2003.
373
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Lamb
Charles Lamb , poet and essayist, much younger brother of the writer Mary Lamb , was born in Crown Office Row, the Inner Temple, London.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
under Charles Lamb
Family and Intimate relationships Coventry Patmore
His father, Peter George Patmore , was a writer and journalist. He edited The New Monthly Magazine from 1841 to 1853, and counted among his friends William Hazlitt , Charles Lamb , Richard Monckton Milnes

Timeline

29 December 1794
The Morning Chronicle (a paper with Opposition views) printed a sonnet, Mrs Siddons, which was attributed to Coleridge , but was actually written by Charles Lamb .
By June 1796
Samuel Taylor Coleridge compiled a booklet titled Sonnets from Various Authors: four each by himself, Southey , Charles Lamb , and Charles Lloyd , two by Charlotte Smith , and one each by seven more writers including Anna Seward .
13 December 1800
William Godwin 's five-act versetragedyAntonio was performed for the first and last time at Drury Lane . It was rejected by the audience, not with hissing but with coughing.
10 December 1806
Charles Lamb 's farceMr H— opened at Drury Lane . Its dashing coxcomb protagonist cuts a swathe through the ladies at Bath until it comes out that his name is Hogsflesh, when they drop him hurriedly.
By February 1811
The craze for sentiment was extended (not without irony) to writing for children, in Felissa, or the Life and Opinions of a Kitten of Sentiment written by Charles Lamb .
28 December 1817
The painter Benjamin Haydon held what later became known as the immortal dinner so that the young John Keats might meet the eminent William Wordsworth .
January 1823
Charles Lamb published the first volume of his Essays of Elia, which had been appearing regularly since August 1820 in the London Magazine.
August 1830
Edward Moxon 's publishing firm in London published as its first book Charles Lamb 's Album Verses.
24 April 1833
The Wife by James Sheridan Knowles opened on stage in London; it was published this year with a Prologue and Epilogue by Charles Lamb .