Thursday, November 3, 2011

Beyond Hope: Silence


Silence Hayward was born in Boston in 1683. Her mother's name was Experience.

I have seen one man named Silence in the records, but it was generally a feminine name. As a teenager, Benjamin Franklin published a series of saucy letters under the pseudonym Silence Dogood.

Beyond Hope is a recurring feature that highlights unusual virtue names.

1 comment:

  1. It seems awful to think of a parent wanting their child to be silent, especially as we have the common phrase "silent as a tomb".

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