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Being Memoirs
by Clorinda Cathcart


Notes
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Allusions and references made by Clorinda in her memoirs: Volume 12: Felicities Maximized

Friday 30th November 2018

I did not go sleepwalk or cry out upon chimerickal blood: unlike Lady Macbeth.

the most curious cards of that region, that are call’d tarocco: Tarocco cards were used for play, but also for divination, and are the basis for modern tarot cards.

Allusions and references made by Clorinda in her memoirs: Volume 11: Invited Everywhere

Friday 26th October 2018

a cooling sherbet: a chilled sweetened fruit drink.

a set of state china with my crest upon it: as a Dowager Marchioness, Clorinda would be entitled to display the Bexbury coat of arms and might well have a special set of china painted with them.

Allusions and references made by Clorinda in her memoirs: Volume 10: An Honourable Estate

Saturday 29th September 2018

you should be tippt the wink: given a hint.

you are at your elevens: midmorning break for refreshment.

Allusions and references made by Clorinda in her memoirs: Volume 9: Romantick Stratagems

Friday 24th August 2018

a very fine costume for Hippolyta that would greatly become Lady Anna, and was there not a costume for Titania: Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, and Titania, Queen of the Fairies, in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Allusions and references made by Clorinda in her memoirs: Volume 8: Sudden Death

Friday 27th July 2018

old paintings that show the Seven Works of Mercy: the Seven Corporal Works of Mercy:

  1. To feed the hungry.
  2. To give water to the thirsty.
  3. To clothe the naked.
  4. To shelter the homeless.
  5. To visit the sick.
  6. To visit the imprisoned, or ransom the captive.
  7. To bury the dead.

Allusions and references made by Clorinda in her memoirs: Volume 7: Society Favourite

Friday 29th June 2018

one might open a book upon which infant will be born first: take bets.


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