Elizabeth Carter entry: Overview screen.
16 December 1717
EC was born at Deal
; she was the eldest of her parents' five children.
From November 1734
EC's verse appeared regularly for more than a decade in the Gentleman's Magazine
as by 'Eliza'.
11 January 1755
EC declared that she had finished translating Epictetus
(not merely his Enchiridion
but his complete works
)—though she needed still to write a biography of him and an essay on Stoic philosophy.
EC's nephew Montagu Pennington
included with his Memoirs
of her the fullest selection yet of her poems, and some essays.