It is not known whether she had siblings. She was distantly related to the poet Lord Byron
Ravenhall, Chris. “Lesley Storm’s <span data-tei-ns-tag="tei_title" data-tei-title-lvl=‘m’>Three Goose Quills and a Knife</span>: A Burns Play Rediscovered”. Studies in Scottish Literature, Vol.
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Augusta Ada Byron
, the only legitimate child of the poet Byron
and later a remarkable mathematician, was born at 13 Piccadilly Terrace, London.
Nicholls, C. S., editor. The Dictionary of National Biography: Missing Persons. Oxford University Press, 1993.
calls her Caroline Lamb
character Lady Calantha Limb, appropriating the Christian name of Lamb's heroine in Glenarvon, along with several of her speeches. Elizabeth Thomas
's own heroine, the beautiful, rich, cherished, seventeen-year-old...
This novel has an epigraph from John Ford
's The Lover's Melancholy, 1629, about the storms and turmoil of human life.
Epigraphs to individual chapters range widely, beginning with the medieval Catalan poet...
The volume opens with The Poet's Address, which excuses its disconnection from the original frame: Should you be good-naturedly disposed, you will not inquire minutely where the travellers were picked up by whom the...
Lady Caroline Lamb
As an adult, she became increasingly promiscuous. Her conduct in her affair with Byron
(who was at first dazzled by and obsessed with her, later implacably hostile in principle, though capable of softening when he...
's tolerance of her local vicar was tested, however, when the poet Byron
decided to have his five-year-old, illegitimate daughter Allegra
—born to Claire Clairmont
—buried at Harrow-on-the-Hill, near which he had spent time...
Germaine de Staël
, who was at work on the fourth canto of Childe Harold, attached a note to stanza 54 which said: CORINNA is no more. Staël, he wrote, had ceased to be a woman—she...
Lady Caroline Lamb
died at Melbourne House in London; she left to Sydney Morgan
her portrait of Byron
and some of his letters.
Her biographer Douglass dates her death as the 25th, while the Oxford Dictionary...
Since she abhorred her governesses, Elinor took her education into her own hands, reading every book she could in the library: Pepys
's diary, Cervantes
' Don Quixote (an eighteenth-century French version), Scott
Margaret Haig, Viscountess Rhondda
Taught by governesses until she was thirteen, Margaret Haig Thomas learned to read at about five. She was taught German and French, and she also learned Welsh as a child but did not retain it...
At a very young age, JR
imagined that God was a book. She was so slow to read that her parents were concerned, but then suddenly found herself able to read even the longer words...
refers to a number of texts that influenced her as a child. She learned to read by the age of three, taught by loving aunts, and remembered in particular Puss in Boots, Bluebeard...
Lydia Maria Child
At fifteen she read Paradise Lost (with her brother's encouragement) and was delighted with its grandeur and sublimity, but was bold enough to criticise Milton
for assert[ing] the superiority of his own sex in rather...
Harriet Beecher Stowe
's domestic training consisted of learning knitting, sewing, and Presbyterian and Episcopal church catechisms from an aunt and grandmother who were skilled at weaving and embroidery.
Hedrick, Joan. Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life. Oxford University Press, 1994.
Her father did not allow novels in...
The Elgin Marbles, ancient Greek statues removed from the Parthenon in Athens by Lord Elgin
, were exhibited for the first time in England.
The young Lord Byron
privately printed his first book, Fugitive Pieces, which was immediately suppressed.
By September 1807
published his second verse collection, Hours of Idleness, a year after the first was suppressed.
published an anonymous satirical attack on the magazine reviewers: English Bards and Scotch Reviewers.
10 March 1812 to September 1818
published the first two cantos of his narrative-reflective poemChilde Harold's Pilgrimage.