Westminster School


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Characters Elizabeth Meeke
This novel opens on the low-bred Wheeler family (ex-servants in charge of a Westminster School boarding-house), and on a scene of noise, quarrelling, and confusion. The thoroughly nasty twenty-year-old John Wheeler comes home to seek...
Education Abraham Cowley
He was educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge . He later studied at Oxford University for a degree in medicine.
Johnson, Samuel. The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets. C. Bathurst, J. Buckland, W. Strahan, et. al., http://SpCol PR 553 J67 1781.
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Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/.
Among writing in many genres, his pastorals and odes proved particularly...
Education John Dryden
JD attended Westminster School , whose headmaster at this date was the legendary Richard Busby . When, years later, Dryden published a translation of the third satire of the Latin poet Persius , he reminisced...
Education John Locke
He attended Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford . His studies branched out in various directions from the conventional curriculum, notably into natural philosophy or what is now called the sciences.
Occupation Leah Sumbel
Mary Wells (later LS ) played for her own benefit in Small Talk; or The Westminster Boy, a farce by her lover Edward Topham ; the theatre was closed by a riot.
The London Stage 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press.
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Occupation Leah Sumbel
Wells played the role of a (male) student at Westminster School . Actual Westminster schoolboys took exception to this, packed the theatre, and ended the performance by rioting at her first entry.
The London Stage 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press.
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Reception Hannah More
Not all responses were positive: according to Hester Lynch Thrale , this work of HM 's caused boys at the elite Westminster School to burn her in effigy.
Jones, Mary Gwladys. Hannah More. Cambridge University Press.
Textual Features Christian Isobel Johnstone
The title-page of the first quotes from Francis Bacon (Knowledge is Power) and from the mother of Sir William Jones (Read and you will know).
Johnstone, Christian Isobel. Diversions of Hollycot. Oliver and Boyd.
It portrays the widow Mrs...
Textual Production Mary Julia Young
MJY composed and dated a poem apparently unpublished until 1795, The Natal Day. To a Westminster Scholar, at Windsor, during the Autumn Recess.
Young, Mary Julia. Genius and Fancy; or, Dramatic Sketches: with Other Poems on Various Subjects. M. D. Symonds, N. Lee, and J. Gray.


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