account of eruption of Vesuvius over Pompeii

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Eliza Fenwick, a touring actress, to her mother, also Eliza Fenwick, "Barbadoes, May 2nd [1812], Morning, 10 o clock," describing her experiences following a nearby volcanic eruption: "At this time yesterday morning we thought ourselves on the verge of eternity, & waited in total darkness & almost uninterrupted silence the expected shock which was to destroy us [...] It began, I believe, about two o Clock on Friday morning [...] I thought it the longest night I had ever known, & was watching for some appearance of daylight that I might get up, when Margaret came into my room, & told me, in a voice of terror, that it was past 7 o Clock. It was totally dark [...] I went into the balcony & felt that it [italics]rained[end italics], as I thought, but returning into the room I found I was covered with wet sand or ashes [...] Everyone thought an Earth-quake was coming [...] Mr R[utherford]. borrowed from Mr Ford, our next neighbour, the younger Pliny"s account of an irruption of Mount Vesuvius, & read it. Pliny describes a fall of dust or ashes previous to the great shock. We all, I believe, thought the shock was coming [...] After breakfast I proposed going to Church, but none but my two companions in wickedness [Miss Simms and Mr Rutherford, who had also wanted breakfast, while the rest of Fenwick"s companions slept, wept, or stayed silent with fear] were willing to join me [...] My next plan of of reading prayers was not better approved of. Mrs D[yke]. preferred the more pious amusement of abusing us to her black Confidant Margaret [...] Mr R. read the bible in his own room, I the Morning Service to Miss Brailsford in mine [...] We passed an hour in this manner, & met again to wonder at the still encreasing darkness".

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Reader's date of birth approximate; Rutherford (who later married Eliza Fenwick jr) mentioned in source as being aged about 31 in 1812.

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The Fate of the Fenwicks: Letters to Mary Hays (1798-1828)

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Reader's date of birth approximate; Rutherford (who later married Eliza Fenwick jr) mentioned in source as being aged about 31 in 1812.

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http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/89355
Accessed on 2020/09/21 18:37:06

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Barbados
Related people
Rutherford, Mr
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The Fate of the Fenwicks: Letters to Mary Hays (1798-1828)
Related place
Barbados
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