Thomas Day

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Standard Name: Day, Thomas

Connections

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Characters Maria Edgeworth
Belinda Portman possesses both sense and sensibility. When she arrives in London under the aegis of a match-making aunt, she has to live down a ready-made reputation as a fortune-hunter. (This enables Edgeworth to comment...
Education Mary Cowden Clarke
MCC later remembered her responsibility, when very young, of escorting her two next younger brothers to their school.
Clarke, Mary Cowden. My Long Life. Dodd, Mead, 1896.
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Unlike them, she began her education at home. She writes fondly about the rich array of...
Friends, Associates Mary Harcourt
MH and her husband subscribed in 1803 to Poems by the widowed Mrs George Sewell (Mary Sewell) . Other subscribers included Elizabeth Carter , Elizabeth Cobbold , Catherine Fanshawe , Elizabeth Montagu , Arabella Rowden
Friends, Associates Frances Jacson
The Jacson sisters became acquainted with the literary circle in Lichfield which also included Erasmus Darwin , Anna Seward , and Thomas Day , as well as their cousin Sir Brooke Boothby , who probably introduced them there.
Shteir, Ann B. “Botanical Dialogues: Maria Jacson and Women’s Popular Science Writing in England”. Eighteenth-Century Studies, No. 3, pp. 301 - 17.
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Friends, Associates Maria Elizabetha Jacson
Probably through their cousin Sir Brooke Boothby , the Jacson sisters became acquainted with an intellectually-minded group of people of both sexes based in Lichfield: Erasmus Darwin as well as Anna Seward and Thomas Day
Friends, Associates Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck
From childhood MAS had the opportunity of contact with remarkable people. At Birmingham she learned through a Miss de Luc the extraordinary story of Thomas Day and his attempts to educate one of two girls...
Intertextuality and Influence Charlotte Maria Tucker
Literary historian J. S. Bratton maintains that the influence of Thomas Day 's tale The History of Sandford and Merton underlies CMT 's educational and didactic works.
Bratton, Jacqueline S. The Impact of Victorian Children’s Fiction. Croom Helm, 1981.
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Intertextuality and Influence Maria Edgeworth
It opens with a breezy, antifeminist, adversarial Letter from a Gentleman to his Friend. The gentleman is hostile to female education and female authorship; his letter is based on one actually sent by Day
Literary responses Anna Seward
Most reviews were positive, except the Edinburgh, which attacked the work as confusing, unstructured, and spurn[ing] the fetters of vulgar, chronological narration.
Ashmun, Margaret. The Singing Swan. Yale University Press; H. Milford, Oxford University Press, 1931.
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It also compelled her to retract her allegation about insufficient feeling...
Textual Features Charlotte Maria Tucker
Reflecting CMT 's strong interest in the natural sciences, the fairy character lures children into learning more about this topic. The book's index includes entries such as fermentation and Copernicus, and discusses the cotton...
Textual Production Maria Edgeworth
During the same year, ME 's father and first stepmother planned a series of dialogues for children. Their dialogues were to be called Harry and Lucy. Thomas Day was to contribute to the project...
Textual Production Maria Edgeworth
ME 's overall pedagogic project (shared with her father) was a programmatic rejection
Butler, Marilyn. “Edgeworth’s Stern Father: Escaping Thomas Day, 1795-1801”. Tradition in Transition: Women Writers, Marginal Texts, and the Eighteenth-Century Canon, edited by Alvaro Ribeiro and James G. Basker, Clarendon, 1996, pp. 75 -93.
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of Rousseau and Thomas Day in favour of the Warrington Academy syllabus created by Joseph Priestley . Especially noteworthy in ME
Textual Production Maria Edgeworth
This work was published by Joseph Johnson , who paid her forty pounds for it.
Butler, Marilyn. Maria Edgeworth: A Literary Biography. Clarendon, 1972.
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He or his heirs remained ME 's regular publishers.
Butler, Marilyn. Maria Edgeworth: A Literary Biography. Clarendon, 1972.
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This book arose from her need to confute the...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Muriel Jaeger
MJ here relates the lives of five people who succeeded in living according to [c]oherent schemes of human behaviour, putting into practice their own theories of the good life. Cato (The Stoic) and George Sand...

Timeline

1770
The Lichfield Circle began to develop at Lichfield in Staffordshire; the group advocated reform of women's education away from time-filling accomplishments such as japanning and toward intellectual learning.
1783-89
Thomas Day anonymously published The History of Sandford and Merton, a didactic book for children in three volumes (the second published in 1786).
16 December 1789
The Society for Constitutional Information (a potentially radical political organization) held its semi-annual meeting at the London Tavern, to commemorate the centenary of the Bill of Rights.