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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Just to prove it

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Some peolpe were thought to be crazy,
but others had a certificate to prove it.
If you enlarge it you will see that poor Caroline was classed as a pauper lunatic.

15 comments:

  1. Oh, my. Now I wonder if our medical condition certificates will look as odd, 118 years from now?!

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  2. A certificate for insanity...Hmmmm...! What a interesting post!

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  3. I've studied documents like this one and have pondered the lives of those who've been bereft and abandoned to the workhouses.

    How did you come across this one, Dave?

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  4. Annie,
    This was an exhibit in the Museum of Rural Life in Glastonbury Somerset,
    http://www.somerset.gov.uk/somerset/culturecommunity/events/rurallifemuseum/.
    How did you create a hyperlink here?

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  5. If she was not mad when she came in the asylum, she've become...(is my sentence correct? I hope you'll understand it!)

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  6. hyperlinks look like
    {a href="http://websiteyouwant.html"}text you want to link{/a}
    but replace { and } with < and > respectively.

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  7. Dave, to create a hyperlink, type in this code

    the word you want the reader to click on

    Try it and see if it works for you.

    I found the main page but then didn't see where to go to read about the pauper certificate. I did see that there's some concern with gypsies in Somerset. That's something you don't see here in Little Rock - at least we don't call the travelers gypsies.

    Annie

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  8. Oops, I see that I will have to try again - my explanation turned into a hyperlink to no where.

    type in and then type the word you wish the reader to click on and then close it all with

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  9. This is simply transforming even when I try to type the whole thing out

    Look at the paragraph headed with "The Anchor Tag and the Href Attribute" at here

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  10. Poor Caroline. It sounds like she didn't meet with a very good end. That must have been an interesting exhibit.

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  11. Just trying it out.
    {a href="http://www.somerset.gov.uk/somerset/culturecommunity.html"}click here{/a}

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  12. Ummm.....some develoopment needed here I think. Back to the drawing board.

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  13. Very interesting. I wonder what she did or how she behaved to be certified as a lunatic.

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  14. Instead of [ and ], you must use < and > signs, Dave.

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  15. Wow, she was 68 years old! She probably was not well...and then to go to a workhouse!

    What an eye-opening document.

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Thanks for your comments. Whenever possible I will always reply. Dave