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Record 11314

Reading Experience:

Long description of the character of Duke Sully by Henry 4th of France: 'his temper harsh, unpatient, obstinate, too enterprizing, presuming too much upon his own opinions... I know also that he has no malignity in his heart, that he is indefatigable in business... I find no-one so capable as he is of consoling me... That he may daily unify his heart and his manners.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jun 1789 and 30 Jun 1789
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: [unknown]
Title: Memoirs of Maximillion de Baltiure, Duke of Sully, Prime Minister to Henry the Great
Genre: History, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 6 volumes, 1770, Vol 5
Provenance: Borrowed (circulating library)


Source Information:

Record ID: 11314  
  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: 22 February 2024

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