10 May 1729
FR was born at Plympton Erle
, the youngest of eleven children who survived their birth.
By 21 July 1781
FR showed a draft of An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Taste and of the Origin of our Ideas of Beauty, &c
to Samuel Johnson
: he pressed her to publish it, but to revise it first.
FR privately printed her work of aesthetic theory, An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Taste and of the Origin of our Ideas of Beauty, &c
, in a limited edition of 250 copies,dedicated to Elizabeth Montagu
FR's "Recollections of Dr. Johnson", which had gone through several drafts in manuscript and reached print in part in 1831, was published in its entirety in George Birkbeck Hill
's Johnsonian Miscellanies