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Record 21567

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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, workmates)
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,, accessed: 20 June 2024

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