Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in and Around Frome

Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in and Around Frome chronicles fourteen foul but fascinating stories that includes the Frome vicar who wrote the most significant book on witchcraft, influencing everyone from The Great Beast himself, ...

Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in and Around Frome

Author: David Lassman

Publisher: Pen & Sword True Crime

ISBN: 9781526706041

Page: 160

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The Somerset town of Frome might top national polls as a great place to live and enjoy a reputation as the epitome of cool, with Hollywood A-listers regularly spotted on its street and global rock-stars playing its venues, but the place hasn't always been so 'chic' and behind this modern-day facade lies a more sinister and foul past; full of murder, kidnapping, rioting, witchcraft and rebellion, among the other nefarious activities that have taken place over the centuries in the town and surrounding areas. Indeed, the very existence of Frome is down to acts of criminality; as it has been said the reason Saint Aldhelm built his Saxon church in the first place, thus bringing the market town into being, was to 'civilise' the outlaws and bandits who roamed the interior of Selwood Forest; the huge tract of woodland which encircled the land that became the original settlement. Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in and Around Frome chronicles fourteen foul but fascinating stories that includes the Frome vicar who wrote the most significant book on witchcraft, influencing everyone from The Great Beast himself, Aleister Crowley, to the perpetrators of the Salem witch trials; the key turning point in the Monmouth Rebellion; the last person to be publicly hanged outside Taunton gaol; a war veteran's triple tragedy; and the violent and brutal pitched battle that was the culmination of a long-running feud between the local populace and the Salvation Army. You will never look at Frome the same way again.

The Geology of the Country Around Dorchester

The outliers form a regular series sloping gradually and gently towards the Frome
, but barely descending to the 100 - foot contour , being at that level cut of by a
distinct feature or bluff , which sharply distinguishes then from the still newer ...

The Geology of the Country Around Dorchester

Author: Clement Reid

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Page: 52

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Frome Tracts on Church matters By various lookers on No 1 6

both among its ministers and its private members , begin to perceive this fact ,
and to deplore the proofs of it which are continually multiplying around us . It
were well that the spirit of prayer should be greatly more prevalent than it is ; but
why ...

Frome Tracts on Church matters  By various lookers on  No  1 6

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Secret Frome

This related how the supposed bewitching of a child of one Wheeler, seized with
strange unaccountable fits, led to a poor old woman in the neighbourhood being
dragged out of her home and carried on a saddle around 2 miles to a millpond.

Secret Frome

Author: Andrew Pickering

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445672677

Page: 96

View: 357

Explore the secret history of Frome and the surrounding area through a fascinating selection of stories, facts and photographs.

Proceedings

The principal tributary streams are the Frome , the Midford brook , and the Chew .
The surface is hilly , but ... Inferior Oolite ” caps Dundry Hill and forms the lower
part of the hills round Bath , occurring also near Frome . “ Fuller's Earth ” is found
 ...

Proceedings

Author: Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society

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Ethan Frome

Mattie sat silent, giving no sign of surprise; but after a moment she said: "Are you
going round by Shadow Pond?" He laughed and answered: "I knew you'd know!"
She drew closer under the bearskin, so that, looking sideways around his ...

Ethan Frome

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN:

Page: 99

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Ethan Frome is a limping, quiet old man, a local fixture of the community, and a lifelong resident of the town of Starkfield, Massachusetts. When an unnamed narrator comes to spend a winter in Starkfield, he is curious to learn more about Frome. He learns that Frome's limp arose from having been injured in a "smash-up" twenty-four years before, but further details are not forthcoming. He also finds out that Frome's attempt at higher education decades before was thwarted by the sudden illness of his father following an injury, forcing his return to the farm to assist his parents, never to leave again. Because people seem not to wish to speak other than in vague and general terms about Frome's past, the narrator's curiosity grows. Chance circumstances arise that allow the narrator to hire Frome as his driver for a week. A severe snowstorm during one of their journeys forces Frome to allow the narrator to shelter at his home one night, and he digs a little deeper in the past.

Ethan Frome World s Classics Series

As he passed the bridle over the horse's head, and wound the traces around the
shafts, he remembered the day when he had made the same preparations in
order to drive over and meet his wife's cousin at the Flats. It was little more than a
 ...

Ethan Frome  World s Classics Series

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN:

Page: 99

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Ethan Frome is a limping, quiet old man, a local fixture of the community, and a lifelong resident of the town of Starkfield, Massachusetts. When an unnamed narrator comes to spend a winter in Starkfield, he is curious to learn more about Frome. He learns that Frome's limp arose from having been injured in a "smash-up" twenty-four years before, but further details are not forthcoming. He also finds out that Frome's attempt at higher education decades before was thwarted by the sudden illness of his father following an injury, forcing his return to the farm to assist his parents, never to leave again. Because people seem not to wish to speak other than in vague and general terms about Frome's past, the narrator's curiosity grows. Chance circumstances arise that allow the narrator to hire Frome as his driver for a week. A severe snowstorm during one of their journeys forces Frome to allow the narrator to shelter at his home one night, and he digs a little deeper in the past.

Geology of the Country Around Shaftesbury

... include Modiolus lonsdalei just north of Gospel Ash Farm [ 6934 1931 ] and
Liostrea sp . near Purse Caundle [ 6997 1800 ) . ... ( 1979 ) , the beds between
the Upper Fuller ' s Earth and the Forest Marble have been renamed the Frome
Clay .

Geology of the Country Around Shaftesbury

Author: Clement Roger Bristow

Publisher: Balogh Scientific Books

ISBN:

Page: 182

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In addition to being a source of inspiration to writers and poets, the Shaftesbury area has also been an area of great interest to geologists since the early-19th century. This study provides data, detailed maps and structural syntheses on this particularly attractive part of England.

Flora of Dorsetshire

similar in its geological formation , from springs from the hills around Corscombe
and Rampisham , and lower down a rill ... The Frome then passes on through
Frome Whitfield , leaving Dorchester and Fordington on the right ; near Stafford it
is ...

Flora of Dorsetshire

Author: John Clavell Mansel PLEYDELL

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The Old Abbot s Road

Mr . Frome called to his wife , while Chrissie hurried up the three steps to the
house , and threw her arm around the shrunken form of the pastor ' s wife . “ Oh ,
Aunt Frome , ” said Chrissie , “ I ' m so glad to be here again . It makes me feel
quite ...

The Old Abbot s Road

Author: Lizzie Alldridge

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Page: 473

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Badlands Beyond

Or had the wall between her and Frome been reared long before that ? He
remembered thinking in Craggy Point , the day he'd sat with Ike talking about Joe
McSween , that the girl had worries of her own that were maybe built around
Frome .

Badlands Beyond

Author: Norman A. Fox

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780671648206

Page: 222

View: 799

Jamaica the Rough Guide

... the multi - tributaried Cabarita , meanders down central hills through the vast
cane fields around Frome Sugar Factory and ... turf to swamps or noticeable by its
absence as you near the parched fields and dry riverbeds towards St Elizabeth .

Jamaica  the Rough Guide

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Ethan Frome Summer

While the novellas take place in New England, Ethan Frome's action revolves
around winter and Summer's action revolves around summer. Both dark, sexually
explorative tales, why did Wharton choose to set them in two different seasons?

Ethan Frome   Summer

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0307808505

Page: 304

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A pair of masterly short novels, featuring an introduction by Elizabeth Strout, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Anything Is Possible and My Name Is Lucy Barton Thought Edith Wharton is best known for her cutting contemplation of fashionable New York, Ethan Frome and Summer are set in small New England towns, far from Manhattan’s beau monde. Together in one volume, these thematically linked short novels display Wharton’s characteristic criticism of society’s hypocrisy, and her daring exploration of the destructive consequences of sexual appetite. From the wintry setting of Ethan Frome, where a man hounded by community standards is destroyed by the very thing that might bring him happiness, to the florid town of Summer, where a young woman’s first romance projects her into a dizzying rite of passage, Wharton captures beautifully the urges and failures of human nature. Praise for Edith Wharton and Ethan Frome “Ethan Frome [is considered] Mrs. Wharton’s masterpiece . . . The secret of its greatness is the stark human drama of it; the social crudity and human delicacy intermingled; the defiant, over-riding passion, and the long-drawn-out logic of the paid penalty. It has no contexts, no mitigations; it is plain, raw, first-hand human stuff.”—The New York Times “Ethan Frome [has] become part of the American mythology. . . . Wharton’s astonishing authority here is to render such pain with purity and economy . . . Truly it is a northern romance, akin even to Wuthering Heights.”—Harold Bloom “Traditionally, Henry James has always been placed slightly higher up the slope of Parnassus than Edith Wharton. But now that the prejudice against the female writer is on the wane, they look to be exactly what they are: giants, equals, the tutelary and benign gods of our American literature.”—Gore Vidal

A Community at War

The Hundred of Frome , they said , which contains ' a greate and popular markett
Towne and fifteen parishes , is a very ... on the market for food was a desperately
worrying feature of life for the majority of the cottagers living around Frome .

A Community at War

Author: John Wroughton

Publisher:

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Page: 224

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Wiltshire and Somerset Woollen Mills

In a list of mills around Frome made in the 1850s it was described as a water-
powered spinning mill occupied by Star. No more is known of it. Further upstream
a mill called Rifford's Mill was occupied for the first half of the nineteenth century
by ...

Wiltshire and Somerset Woollen Mills

Author: Kenneth Herbert Rogers

Publisher: North Carolina State University

ISBN:

Page: 265

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