John Norris

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Standard Name: Norris, John

Connections

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Anthologization Elizabeth Thomas
This ragbag collection (of which Curll's biographers remark that he could do more with an et cetera than anybody else in recorded history)
Baines, Paul, and Pat Rogers. Edmund Curll, Bookseller. Clarendon Press, 2007.
172
boasted only two items by the newsworthy Jacobite churchman Francis Atterbury
Education Elizabeth Thomas
Almost untaught, ET says she read the Bible all through three times before her fifth birthday. She was Covetous . . . of Learning to the last Degree,
Curll, Edmund, Elizabeth Thomas, and Richard Gwinnett. “The Life of Corinna. Written by Herself”. Pylades and Corinna, 1731, p. iv - lxxx.
viii
though she felt her imagination hindered...
Education Mary Astell
She continued throughout her life to expand her educational horizons, especially in the same areas of philosophy and theology. She made a special study of René Descartes , and when John Norris introduced her to...
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Thomas
She was a friend of John Norris of Bemerton from about 1695, or sixteen years before his death.
Curll, Edmund, Elizabeth Thomas, and Richard Gwinnett. “The Life of Corinna. Written by Herself”. Pylades and Corinna, 1731, p. iv - lxxx.
xii-xiii
Norris advised her on her study of French, and on not taking time from her serious...
Friends, Associates Mary Astell
MA wrote the first of her letters to John Norris , to challenge (with extreme tact and politeness) a point made in his Discourses Upon the Beatitudes, 1690.
Perry, Ruth. The Celebrated Mary Astell: An Early English Feminist. University of Chicago Press, 1986.
73-4
Friends, Associates Mary Astell
Elizabeth Hutcheson (an associate of nonjuring devotional writer William Law , as was Hastings) later became MA 's executor. Her friendship with Lady Chudleigh was conducted largely by letter, since Chudleigh lived in Devon. Astell...
Friends, Associates Damaris Masham
John Norris wrote a dedication to DM of The Theory and Regulation of Love, which he published the same year.
Locke, John. The Correspondence of John Locke. Editor De Beer, Esmond Samuel, Clarendon, 1976–1989.
2: 471
Friends, Associates Damaris Masham
John Norris for the second time addressed a book of his composition to DM : Reflections upon the Condition of Human Life, which was published in 1690.
Locke, John. The Correspondence of John Locke. Editor De Beer, Esmond Samuel, Clarendon, 1976–1989.
2: 471
Literary responses Elizabeth Thomas
John Norris of Bemerton (in the course of a letter discussing philosophy and poetry) congratulated the young ET on her pregnant Genius for Poetry.
Mills, Rebecca. "Thanks for that Elegant Defense": Polemical Prose and Poetry by Women in the Early Eighteenth Century. Oxford University, 2000.
146
Literary responses Mary Astell
Theosophical Transactions, the journal of Jane Lead 's Philadelphian Society , warmly praised MA 's work and published extracts from it. Damaris Masham , however (who was herself guessed by some to be the...
Literary responses Damaris Masham
Norris , who thought this book was by Locke , wrote complaining of its Spleen and Prejudice and of the Disdain and Contempt with which he was treated in it.
Locke, John. The Correspondence of John Locke. Editor De Beer, Esmond Samuel, Clarendon, 1976–1989.
2: 471
Textual Features Elizabeth Thomas
This collection contains the harvest of Thomas's poetic career. Her Muse, she says, is unfashionably incapable of dealing with love or obscenity: this shows clearly that her original poetic context was a Restoration one.
Thomas, Elizabeth. Miscellany Poems on Several Subjects. Thomas Combes, 1722.
50-1
Textual Features Elizabeth Thomas
These letters provide a vivid picture of ET's life: her cultured friends, her alertness to read and comment on new and old books (she and Gwinnett discuss Locke , Malebranche , Norris , Astell
Textual Features Mary Astell
Astell had approached Norris to point out a gap or inconsistency in his Discourses Upon the Beatitudes, 1690.
Perry, Ruth. The Celebrated Mary Astell: An Early English Feminist. University of Chicago Press, 1986.
73-4
Her first letter in the series declares her refusal to conform to the expectations of...
Textual Features Sarah Fyge
The volume nicely mixes the personal and political. SF shows daring in expressions of love and of refusal to accept conventional restraints of all kinds. She reprints all four of her poems on Dryden 's...

Timeline

17 March 1691
John Dunton (in his tenth year as a London publisher) issued the first number of the periodical which then became the Athenian Mercury.
14 June 1697
John Dunton 's Athenian Mercury ceased publication.
1 December 1699
John Pomfret published The Choice, a poem in praise of the good life; among many other poems sharing this title, or that of The Wish, Pomfret's became a long-lived favourite.
1701-4
John Norris published the two volumes of his Essay towards the Theory of the Ideal or Intelligible World.

Texts

Norris, John, and Mary Astell. Letters Concerning the Love of God. S. Manship and Richard Wilkin, 1695.