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Jacintha Buddicom
1901 – 1994) was a poet and a childhood friend of George Orwell (Eric Blair) ... The family moved to Shiplake, Oxfordshire, where she first met Eric Blair in the summer of 1914 when he was standing on his head in a field at the bottom of ... right way up." From that summer afternoon, Eric and his younger sister Avril became very close friends with Buddicom and her younger brother and sister, Prosper (Robert Prosper Gedye Buddicom, 1904-1968 ...

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    The Sound of battle fell upon my ear & heart all day yesterday—even after dark the cannon’s insatiate roar continued ...
    —Elizabeth Blair Lee (1818–?)

    ...there was the annual Fourth of July picketing at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. ...I thought it was ridiculous to have to go there in a skirt. But I did it anyway because it was something that might possibly have an effect. I remember walking around in my little white blouse and skirt and tourists standing there eating their ice cream cones and watching us like the zoo had opened.
    Martha Shelley, U.S. author and social activist. As quoted in Making History, part 3, by Eric Marcus (1992)