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Record Number: 11310


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Vol 1 containing Prometheus Chain'd, The Supplicants, The Seven Chiefs against Thebes. 'Vol 2 Agamemnon. N.B. A Speech of Cassandra. This is the state of man: in prosperous fortune. a shadow passing light, throws to the ground joys baseless. fabrie. in a [?] come malice with a sponge moistened in gall, and wipes each beauteous character away. More than the first, this melts me soul to pity. The Choephora. bringing libations for the tomb; from whence the play received its name. The Furies. The Persians. [Quotes part of a speech by Aeossa (?)] "Who ever my friends, in the rough stream of life hath struggled with affliction... that gale shall allways breath."'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

20 Dec 1787

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Bishop Lydeard
specific address: Lydeard House

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:

Frances Hamilton

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

3 Nov 1742

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

Owned and managed large estate

Religion:

Protestant -probably Unitarian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Aeschylus

Title:

The Tragedies of Aeschylus

Genre:

Classics, Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

transl by Potter, vols 1 & 2

Provenance

Borrowed (circulating library)


Source Information:

Record ID:

11310

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Frances Hamilton

Title:

Journals

Location:

Somerset Record Office

Call No:

DDFS 6/1 7/4 6/3 7/2 5/2 5/7

Page/Folio:

n/a

Citation:

Frances Hamilton, Journals Somerset Record Office, p. DDFS 6/1 7/4 6/3 7/2 5/2 5/7, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=11310, accessed: 06 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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