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Record 11306

Reading Experience:

Two very long quotations: 1. 'Speech is as subject to interpretation there is so great a difference between indescretion and malice...' 2. 'Mythology. The promiscuous assemblage of truth and fiction would long since have been universally exploded...'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 8 Dec 1790
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, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: M. de Secondat, Baron de Montequieu
Title: Spirit of Laws
Genre: Law
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: transl from the French, vol 1
Provenance: Borrowed (circulating library)


Source Information:

Record ID: 11306  
  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,, accessed: 21 June 2024

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