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Mary Robinson

(1758—1800) author and actress

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Della Cruscans

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Modern History (1700 to 1945).

A band of poets, led by Robert Merry (1755–98), who produced affected, sentimental, and highly ornamented verse towards the end of the 18th cent. Merry lived in Florence from 1784 to 1787...

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Duchess of Devonshire

Overview page. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945).

(1757–1806),

woman of fashion, hostess, writer, and patron, the most celebrated aristocratic woman of her time. Cavendish was the daughter of the first Earl Spencer and Georgiana...

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Elizabeth Farren

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1759–1829),

English actress, the child of strolling players and on the stage from her earliest years. As an adult she made her first appearance in London in 1777 at the ...

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Florizel

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The prince of Bohemia, in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale; as a young man, George, Prince of Wales, afterwards George IV, signed his letters to the actress Mary Robinson (see Perdita)...

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John King

Overview page. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945).

(c. 1753–1824). Moneylender, radical, and father of Gothic novelists Charlotte Dacre and Sophia King (b. c. 1782), he exemplifies the social, political, and religious ambiguities of an...

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Lyrical Tales

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A collection of narrative poems mixing didactic, Gothic, and sentimental modes, by Mary Robinson, published 1800, and, as the British Critic had it, ‘the last poetical production of this...

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Mary Jane Godwin

Overview page. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945) — Bibliography.

(?1765–1841),

author and publisher of children's literature, mother and step-mother to William Godwin's children. An English woman who had been forced to flee wartime Europe...

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Modern Manners

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A satire in the manner of Alexander Pope by Mary Robinson, published 1793 under the pseudonym ‘Horace Juvenal’, criticizing contemporary fashionable life and literature.

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poetry

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — History.

Language sung, chanted, spoken, or written according to some pattern of recurrence that emphasizes the relationships between words on the basis of sound as well as sense: this pattern is...

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Richard Polwhele

Overview page. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945).

(1760–1838), Anglican cleric, Oxford graduate, pamphleteer, antiquarian topographer of Devon and Cornwall. A quarrelsome curate with literary aspirations, Polwhele came to notice with a...

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