Frances Greville

Standard Name: Greville, Frances

Connections

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Education Ann Thicknesse
Ann Ford told her father she was properly grateful for the education he had given her.
Thicknesse, Ann. A Letter from Miss F—d. 1761.
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He claimed that he had spent four hundred pounds a year or more on it. Susannah Cibber ...
Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth Ham
At Ardnaree EH found herself courted by an officer named Jackson, with a sentimental manner and a habit of quoting poetry, such as Frances Greville 's prayer for indifference. He had aroused strong interest in...
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Moody
She has a sharp eye for gender issues, including those surrounding domestic work. The Housewife's Prayer is addressed to Economy, a name which might be loosely translated as balancing the budget, and ends with the...
Intertextuality and Influence Hannah More
More takes a sceptical view of sensibility: she reproves both the representation of it in Goethe 's Werther (which had been available in English for about three years) and the sentimental enthusiasm which the book...
Intertextuality and Influence Eliza Parsons
EP follows in the tradition of Richardson , both in her general scheme and in details like an incident involving a male character and his kept mistress. At the outset each of the central friends...
Intertextuality and Influence Maria Riddell
Her own poems in this volume cover a wide range of moods. A piece written against Stoicism sounds like an answer to Frances Greville 's prayer for indifference as the speaker (who has a fickle...
Intertextuality and Influence Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
The feelings of this Emma are all in extremes. During her early passion she quotes Frances Greville on the pains of sensibility.
Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire,. Emma. T. Hookham, 1773.
1: 66
She and her father kneel alternately to each other when she...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Robinson
This includes her Ode to Rapture (reprinted from The Oracle, later omitted from her posthumous volume), which her editor Judith Pascoe calls her most direct treatment of sexual passion.
Robinson, Mary. “Introduction”. Mary Robinson: Selected Poems, edited by Judith Pascoe, Broadview, 2000, pp. 19 -64.
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It invokes Frances Greville
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Savage
A Letter to Miss E.B. on Marriage comments acutely on the conduct-book market: every He that writes claims a superior recipe for form[ing] the tender virgin's mind.
Savage, Mary. Poems on Various Subjects and Occasions. C. Parker, 1777.
2: 4
Their recipes all boil down to...
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Sarah Gooch
ESG quotes on her title-page from James Hammond and early in her first volume from Samuel Johnson (no book was ever spared out of tenderness to the author).
Gooch, Elizabeth Sarah. The Life of Mrs Gooch. Printed for the authoress and sold by C. and G. Kearsley, 1792.
1: 11
The quotation from...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Tighe
About a quarter of the poems here are sonnets; a similar proportion are translations or imitations. Some are attributed to characters in Tighe's unpublished novel Selena; others describe places Tighe had visited, or express...
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Griffith
He describes her with a line from Donne 's Second Anniversary. EG 's range of reference here includes Rousseau , Milton , Frances Greville , and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu . Characters discuss and...
Intertextuality and Influence Jane West
The title-page quotes a stanza from Frances Greville 's Ode to Indifference. The book again purports to be by Prudentia Homespun, whose status as fictional character (and busybody and purveyor of gossip). She...
Intertextuality and Influence Selima Hill
Again, her poems make up a series with a single speaker: a youngish woman living on a remote farm with practically no social context beyond animals and her mother. When she falls in love it...
Intertextuality and Influence Susanna Haswell Rowson
Contents include lives of Elizabeth Singer Rowe and of Mary Wollstonecraft (the latter reprinted from the Monthly Visitor of London). Among the poems (some of them specifically attributed to SHR ) are one entitled...

Timeline

By 22 May 1755
George Colman and Bonnell Thornton edited and published an anthology entitled Poems by Eminent Ladies.
1756 or 1757
Frances Greville , in Italy with her family some months after the death of her eldest son (aged around six), composed a poem which became a landmark text, the Ode to [or Prayer for] Indifference.
April 1774
The Monthly Review, in a notice on Hannah More 's The Inflexible Captive, quoted some lines which transform the Muses from ancient Greece into the living female poets of Britain.
January 1781-December 1782
The Lady's Poetical Magazine, or Beauties of British Poetry appeared, published by James Harrison in four half-yearly numbers; it is arguable whether or not it kept the first number's promise of generous selections of work...
By 26 October 1972
Helen Gardner edited The New Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1950, designed to update and replace Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch 's Oxford Book of English Verse, 1900.