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Record 11310

Reading Experience:

'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, workmates)
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,, accessed: 20 May 2024

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