Della Cruscans

Connections

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Anthologization Hester Lynch Piozzi
HLP , while living in Florence, contributed poems to and wrote a preface for a Della Cruscan publication: The Florence Miscellany.
The leading light in this group was Robert Merry .
Clifford, James L. Hester Lynch Piozzi (Mrs Thrale). Clarendon Press, 1987.
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Friends, Associates Leah Sumbel
Through Topham she became friendly with Frederick Reynolds (who became her lover and wrote of her in his Life and Times, published a few years before her death) and Robert Merry , and through...
Literary responses Charlotte Dacre
Byron disparaged what he judged to be Rosa's absurd and incomprehensible prose in masquerade
Dacre, Charlotte. “Introduction”. Zofloya; or, The Moor, edited by Kim Ian Michasiw, Oxford University Press, 1997, p. vii - xxx.
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in English Bards and Scotch Reviewers, published in March 1809, linking her to the Della Cruscans . She...
Literary responses Mary Robinson
The presence of the prince as subscriber enforced the link between this volume and MR 's past scandalous career. The Gentleman's Magazine emphasised her beauty and former social prominence, in the course of summarising judgements...
Literary responses Anna Seward
The Critical Review responded with high praise both of AS (The real lovers of poetry have often lamented that the Muse of Miss Seward should have been so silent)
Critical Review. W. Simpkin and R. Marshall.
2d ser. 17 (1796):154
Performance of text Hester Lynch Piozzi
The Regent, by Bertie Greatheed (one of the Della Cruscans ) appeared at Drury Lane with an epilogue by HLP .
Clifford, James L. Hester Lynch Piozzi (Mrs Thrale). Clarendon Press, 1987.
331
Publishing Hannah Cowley
HC 's poems to Della Crusca (Robert Merry ), written as Anna Matilda, appeared in Edward Topham 's The World, or Fashionable Advertiser, interspersed with Merry's replies.
Norton, J. E. “Some Uncollected Authors XVI: Hannah Cowley 1743-1809”. The Book Collector, pp. 68 -76.
75
Textual Production Leah Sumbel
It is often said (for instance by the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography) that Topham's main aim in this venture was to boost her career. The World was known for featuring personal attacks on...

Timeline

1791
William Gifford , in his satire The Baviad, became the first to attack the Della Cruscan body of poetry which notably included work by Robert Merry and Hannah Cowley .