Richard Savage

Standard Name: Savage, Richard


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Dedications Eliza Haywood
EH issued her third singly-published novel this year, The Rash Resolve, dedicated to Lady Rumney or Romney , with 1724 on its title-page and a prefatory poem by Richard Savage .
Lady Romney, a...
Family and Intimate relationships Eliza Haywood
After a possible affair with Richard Savage , EH seems to have begun her twenty-year liaison with William Hatchett , playwright and seemingly quintessential Grub Street hack,
Spedding, Patrick. “Eliza Haywood, Writing (and) Pornography in 1742”. Women Writing 1550-1750, edited by Jo Walwood and Paul Salzman, English Program, School of Communication, Arts and Critical Enquiry, La Trobe University, 2001, pp. 237 - 51.
who was probably the father of her second child.
Haywood, Eliza. “Introduction and Chronology of Events in Eliza Haywood’s Life”. The Injur’d Husband, or, The Mistaken Resentment; and, Lasselia, or, The Self-Abandon’d, edited by Jerry C. Beasley, University Press of Kentucky, 1999, p. ix - xlii.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Family and Intimate relationships Eliza Haywood
EH may have married in Ireland, while she was there in 1715. She says in letters of the late 1720s that her marriage was unfortunate
Blouch, Christine. “Eliza Haywood and the Romance of Obscurity”. Studies in English Literature, pp. 535 - 52.
and brief: her husband died by 1728.
He was...
Friends, Associates Eliza Haywood
At this point in her life EH entered on literary relationships with Aaron Hill (who, with some gallant condescension, was a good friend to women writers) and his circle. They included Richard Savage (who has...
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Carter
EC associated on terms of warmth and equality with men of letters or culture such as Samuel Johnson , Samuel Richardson , Thomas Birch , Moses Browne , Richard Savage , William and John Duncombe
Friends, Associates Martha Fowke
She formed close links with a group of male poets who held opposition political views: James Thomson , Aaron Hill (who was corresponding with her by June 1721), Richard Savage (with whom she was exchanging...
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Isabella Spence
The title-page quotes Richard Savage on the feelings aroused by being an unguided orphan. The protagonist (on balance) of this story, Matilda Trevanion, is eight when it opens, and the people around her home in...
Intertextuality and Influence Frances Jacson
Chapters are headed with a lavish array of quotations. Among the better-known authors are Ariosto (in the original), Shakespeare , Drayton , Milton , Pope (on the title-page), Young , Gray , Collins , Johnson
Intertextuality and Influence Anne Plumptre
AP quotes Pope on her title-page (about indifference to fame) and Shakespeare , Thomson , Savage , and others as chapter-headings. She sets her novel around the lakes of Killarney in Ireland. Antonia is...
Literary responses Eliza Haywood
This novel reaped warm praise, not only from Savage (who hailed EH 's rising Name)
Spedding, Patrick. A Bibliography of Eliza Haywood. Pickering and Chatto, 2003.
but also from an unidentified contemporary, a young lady named Ma. A., author of a novel entitled...
Literary responses Eliza Haywood
This year EH was praised by James Sterling , but compared to her disadvantage with Martha Fowke by Richard Savage .
Literary responses Eliza Haywood
The personal attacks in this work provoked backlash. Haywood was either reproved or attacked in her turn by Richard Savage , Martha Fowke , and David Mallet , and their attacks established the convention that...
Literary responses May Drummond
A scurrilous poem of 1735, The Female Speaker; or, The Priests in the Wrong, probably by Richard Savage , linked MD 's name (lightly disguised by dashes) with that unruly Female Member the tongue...
Literary responses Martha Fowke
In the same volume Savage salutes MF as a better and more moving poet than Haywood. Christine Gerrard believes that the British Journal review of this volume, which celebrates the large Share of Merit in...
Occupation Frances Seymour, Countess of Hertford
Among writers who received Lady Hertford's patronage were Elizabeth Singer Rowe , Elizabeth Boyd , Elizabeth Carter , Mary Chandler , Isaac Watts , Laurence Eusden (for whom she set topics of occasional poems), James Thomson


2 April 1698
Anne (Mason), Countess of Macclesfield , was divorced by Act of Parliament; this was the first civil divorce (not first passed by an ecclesiastical court).
February 1726
Richard Savage published his Miscellaneous Poems and Translations: dedicated to Lady Mary Wortley Montagu , it included work by Eliza Haywood , Martha Fowke , and Miranda Hill .
25 June 1737
Richard Savage protested against slavery in his poemOf Public Spirit in Regard to Public Works (an expansion of the previous year's A Poem on the Birth-Day of the Prince of Wales).