Critical Review. W. Simpkin and R. Marshall.
38 (1774): 218
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An Advertisement in the volume itself is uncharacteristically humble in tone for MJ . It disclaims ambition and says it was quite accidental, that her thoughts ever rambled into rhyme. It calls her writings the...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Mehetabel Wright||
MW was accompanied to her new home at Louth in Lincolnshire by her sympathetic sister Mary. Her marriage only part-reconciled her to her parents; they thought her penitence insufficient. She said her husband was a...
|Friends, Associates||Mehetabel Wright|
|Friends, Associates||Frances Brooke|
|Friends, Associates||Elizabeth Carter|
|Literary responses||Judith Cowper Madan||
John Duncombe praised The Progress of Poetry. The Critical reviewer found in it pure description, perspicuity, and an easy flow of verse, but not brilliancy of fancy or orginality of thought.
If pure description...
|Literary responses||Elizabeth Tollet|
|Literary responses||Catharine Trotter||
Anne Kelley traces in detail successive judgements passed on Trotter (later Cockburn) by her contemporaries and by the later eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries,
and delivers her own judgement that she was a radical...
Kelley, Anne. Catharine Trotter: An Early Modern Writer in the Vanguard of Feminism. Ashgate, 2002.
|Literary responses||Frances Brooke||
Garrick called FB 's Virginia (before it reached print) a play, which I did not like, & would not act.
Garrick, David. Letters. Little, David M. and George M. KahrlEditors , Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1963.
A footnote in his correspondence says it was published in Dublin in 1754, but...
|Literary responses||Mehetabel Wright|
|Literary responses||Mary Jones||
Catherine Talbot found Holt Waters and A Letter to Doctor Pitt indelicate and was surprised that Carter liked MJ 's poetry.
The collection was warmly praised by Ralph Griffiths in the Monthly Review:...
Kennedy, Deborah. Poetic Sisters. Early Eighteenth-Century Women Poets. Bucknell University Press, 2013.
|Literary responses||Mary Leapor||
This volume attracted attention from Samuel Richardson , Christopher Smart , and the young William Cowper , as well as from its chief promoters, John Duncombe and Susanna Highmore .
Rizzo, Betty. “Molly Leapor: An Anxiety for Influence”. The Age of Johnson, edited by Paul J. Korshin, pp. 313 - 43.
|Literary responses||Mary Leapor|