A learned woman is today's ODNB life

Bathsua Makin is today's Life at the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

She knew Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Spanish, French, and German, with some Syriac, and wrote poems in most of these languages.

By the way, if you have a public library membership in the UK, you can very likely access the full ODNB on line using your library membership number. Here in Somerset we also have access to Groves Dictionary of Music and Musicians and several other great works of reference.

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