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Record Number: 21567


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Vol 7 On the Griphi and Impromptus (quotation) 'I was very large at my birth and likeways in old age; but very small when at maturity.' A Shadow. Such also is this 'There are two sisters who incessantly ... each other day and night.' both of which words are in Greek. Other Griphi turn on the resemblance of names as for example 'What is that which is at once found on the earth, in the sea and in the heavens' - The Dog, the Serpent and the Boar.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

1 Feb 1795

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 a 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:

Abbot Barthelemu

Title:

Travels of Anacherbis the Younger in Greece during the middle of the fourth century before the Christian Era

Genre:

Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

7 vols

Provenance

Borrowed (circulating library)


Source Information:

Record ID:

21567

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=21567, accessed: 06 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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