Margaret Hoby

Standard Name: Hoby, Margaret
Birth Name: Margaret Dakins
Married Name: Margaret Devereux
Married Name: Margaret Sidney
Married Name: Margaret Hoby
Titled: Margaret, Lady Hoby
Indexed Name: Lady Margaret Hoby
It is fair to say that the fame of MH 's diary rests less on its literary qualities than on its early date: no women's diary in English is known to precede it. It is a religious as well as a practical record. Though her interest in writing was not literary, MH was a skilful user of words: she wrote letters and abridgements of sermons.


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Textual Production Emma Marshall
After Cowper, EMdid the poet George Herbert in Under Salisbury Spire, in the Days of George Herbert, the Recollections of Magdalene Wydville and the diarist Margaret Hoby in Eventide Light; or, Passages in the...


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