2 February 1745
HM was born at Stapleton
, the fourth of five daughters.
After 13 June 1760
The teenage HM wrote an acrostic on the name of Hannah Mary Pritchard, who performed on this date at Jacob's Well Theatre in Bristol
5 December 1792
William Waller Pepys wrote, backed by Elizabeth Montagu
, to press HM to exert her talents "for the good of your Country (Which is in great Peril)" by writing "a Dialogue between two persons of the lowest order."
By 4 March 1795
The first twenty titles of HM's Cheap Repository Tracts
were launched with a ceremony at Hazard's shop in Bath
: pedlars were invited and presented with free copies to sell.
By October 1797
HM's Cheap Repository Tracts
were issued in a two-volume collection (a format designed for middle-class, not working-class readers) by Marshall
22 September 1798
The Cheap Repository Tracts
ended; reprinting rights were sold to Rivington
, but Marshall
went on issuing tracts by the same title, some of them bawdy or (by HM's terms) politically suspect.
HM's The Spirit of Prayer
, her final publication, appeared (two more religious works had intervened between it and Moral Sketches