American National Biography.
Standard Name: Washington, George
Used Form: General Washington
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|Birth||Edna St Vincent Millay||
ESVM was born on George Washington 's birthday in Rockland, a small town in Maine, the eldest of three sisters.
Milford, Nancy. Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay. Random House, 2001.
|Cultural formation||Mary Gawthorpe||
By the end of her life MG had lived longer in the USA than in Britain. In the context of her American incarnation, she writes of the capacity to shift from one national viewpoint...
|Dedications||Sarah Wentworth Morton||
She had written once already about this Boston landmark. She dedicated this later poem, an ambitious attempt at a national epic, to the Citizen-Soldiers who fought for Washington and Freedom.
She planned to produce...
Pendleton, Emily, and Milton Ellis. Philenia. University of Maine Press, 1931.
|Dedications||Mercy Otis Warren||
Now back in Plymouth, she visited Boston to see the book through the press. Her title-page quotation from Pope ironically places herself, by implication, among the dunces. She dedicated the collection to George Washington .
|Friends, Associates||Catharine Macaulay||
CM stayed ten days with George Washington at his estate of Mount Vernon, Virginia.
Hill, Bridget. The Republican Virago: The Life and Times of Catharine Macaulay, Historian. Clarendon Press, 1992.
|Literary responses||Anna Seward||
The Critical thought this even better than AS 's Elegy on Captain Cook: one of the most pleasing little poems which we ever perused. It doubted the wisdom, however, of printing the letters.
Critical Review. W. Simpkin and R. Marshall.
51 (1781): 230-2
|Material Conditions of Writing||Catharine Macaulay|
|Performance of text||Judith Sargent Murray||
An ode by JSM on the death of George Washington was sung at the First Universal Church, Boston.
Hymns and Odes, Composed on the Death of Gen. George Washington. Charles Peirce, 1800.
AS was at first a strong supporter of the cause of American independence. Her Monody on Major André reflects disillusion with the colonists following their treaty with France, which seemed to her to negate or...
An equally suspect anecdote from the same source represents TT fainting away when she heard of George Washington 's death (in December 1799), as did several ladies who were present and who heard the news...
|politics||Elizabeth Graeme Ferguson||
EGF , as an American patriot married to a British officer, now found her political position almost untenable. She seems to have hoped to become a mediator between the two sides, though she made herself...
|Publishing||Judith Sargent Murray||
The set was dedicated to John Adams , and subscribers included the dedicatee, many of the author's relations, Sarah Wentworth Morton and her husband , Susanna Haswell Rowson , and George and Martha Washington ....
|Reception||Catharine Maria Sedgwick||
A measure of her success as a writer is the fact that in 1834 CMS was one of only two women (the other was Martha Washington ) chosen for inclusion in the National Portrait Gallery...
|Textual Features||Gertrude Stein||
As well as landscape, she also meditates here on space, literature, democracy, superstition, propaganda, national belonging, and identity. (The old woman said I am I because my little dog knows me, but the dog...
|Textual Production||Sarah Wentworth Morton|
The colony of Virginia executed some slaves suspected of conspir[ing] to poison their overseers, and set their decapitated heads on display above the court house at Alexandria.
15 June 1775
George Washington was selected by the American Congress to command all the continental forces, raised, or to be raised, for the defense of American liberty.
Lord Dunmore , British governor of Virginia, proclaimed that slaves deserting their masters to fight for the British would be rewarded with freedom.
2 January 1783
The Daily Advertiser printed a spoof account that George Washington was really a cross-dressed woman, on the supposed model of the chevalier