She also owed to her father's contacts the early patronage (crucial for both herself and her husband) of Nathaniel Ryder, Lord Harrowby
. Another friendship formed in Tiverton was that with artist Richard Cosway
Colman accepted HC
's tragedy while other managers were still noncommittal.
Link, Frederick M., and Hannah Cowley. “Introduction”. The Plays of Hannah Cowley, Vol.
, Garland, 1979, p. v - xlxx.
She revised it for publication on 28 August, and dedicated it to Lord Harrowby
, who, with his wife
, had both taken...
Wealth and Poverty
Late in the year of HC
's first major stage success, her father Philip Parkhouse
wrote to their patron Lord Harrowby
to argue that her literary achievements merited a pension, or else a better position...