Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Standard Name: Gilding, Elizabeth
Birth Name: Elizabeth Gilding
Married Name: Elizabeth Turner
Married Name: Mrs. T—r
Pseudonym: E. G.
was primarily a magazine poet of the 1770s and 1780s, who also published a collected volume of her poems. Her writing deals in rapture both spiritual and erotic, in marital and maternal devotion, in guilt and despair.
The Critical's notice was long and positive. Elizabeth Gilding
's Peru in a poem which the Gentleman's Magazine published in July, and Anna Seward
in a poem which appeared the next year...
Anna Jane Vardill
For her first few years of appearing there, AJV
was almost the only woman in the longish list of poetry contributors to the European Magazine (although over the magazine's lifetime the eleven women who published...