Thomas Paine

Standard Name: Paine, Thomas,, 1737 - 1809
Used Form: Tom Paine


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Dedications Margaret Croker
MC prefaced it with a verse dedication to Thomas, Lord Erskine (an eminent lawyer who had defended Thomas Paine for publishing the Rights of Man). She praises him for charity and patriotism. A second...
Family and Intimate relationships Frances Wright
FW 's father was James Wright, junior , a Dundee linen merchant, knowledgeable coin collector, and an admirer of Thomas Paine and the principles of the French Revolution.
Eckhardt, Celia Morris. Fanny Wright. Harvard University Press.
Lane, Margaret. Frances Wright and the "Great Experiment". Manchester University Press.
Family and Intimate relationships Charlotte Dacre
John King , father of CD and Sophia King , dated a letter to Tom Paine on political developments in France.
King, John, and Thomas Paine. Mr King’s Speech at Egham. Printed by C. Boult for J. Debrett .
Family and Intimate relationships Charlotte Dacre
CD 's father was born Jacob Rey , a Portuguese Sephardic Jew in London. Tom Paine the radical later recalled that as a poor and friendless child in Ailiffe-Street, an obscure part of the...
Friends, Associates Mary Wollstonecraft
In Paris MW met several of her radical friends from London, like Tom Paine , as well as Helen Maria Williams and her lover John Hurford Stone . She also met French revolutionaries like Manon Roland
Intertextuality and Influence Anne Grant
Her range of literary reference and comment is wide: as well as Richardson (whose Clarissa she unequivocally praises),
Grant, Anne. Letters from the Mountains. Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme.
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it encompasses Blair , Sterne and Smollett as travel-writers, and Homer . Grant charges Samuel Johnson
Intertextuality and Influence Ann Hatton
The work is headed with a motto: Feeling, not genius, prompts the lay,
Feminist Companion Archive.
and a stanza from James Beattie 's The Minstrel. Contents include both Nova Scotia and Inscription for a temple, in a...
Intertextuality and Influence Hannah More
Will Chip (with the support of Jack Anvil the blacksmith) admonishes Tom Hod, the mason, who has become discontented on reading Tom Paine . The non-revolutionary characters invoke the subordination of women (and of children...
Intertextuality and Influence Hannah More
Several of the Cheap Repository Tracts specifically answer texts by Voltaire or Paine .
Jones, Mary Gwladys. Hannah More. Cambridge University Press.
The eponymous Shepherd of Salisbury Plain has an invalid wife, six children, an income of eight shillings a week, and...
Intertextuality and Influence Charlotte Smith
This epistolary novel is highly political; its preface asserts a woman's right to interest in politics. The letters in it span the period from June 1790 to February 1792, tracking the events of the French...
Intertextuality and Influence Tabitha Tenney
Throughout the story Dorcasina's episodes with various lovers have been separated by lapses of time, generally years. The real world occasionally signals its existence, generally through somebody's illness or death. In the final episode, which...
Leisure and Society Anna Margaretta Larpent
In a typical day, AML read Tom Paine to herself, and Sarah Trimmer and some Latin with her sons. She went to see the kangaroo, the Polygraphic Exhibition, and Thomas Holcroft 's Road to Ruin.
Brewer, John. The Pleasures of the Imagination: English Culture in the Eighteenth Century. Farrar Straus Giroux.
Literary responses Susanna Haswell Rowson
Early, informal response centred on the play's daring political message, which made SHR famous or notorious. People spoke of the play as Americans in Algiers or Slaves Released from Algiers.
Montgomery, Benilde. “<span data-tei-ns-tag="tei_title" data-tei-title-lvl=‘m’>Slaves in Algiers</span>: Susanna Rowson’s First American Play”. American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
William Cobbett attacked her...
politics Hannah Griffitts
HG was an American patriot who was nonetheless not happy about the war of independence; she described herself as a Whig. It is clear from her poetry that her Quaker pacifist beliefs were strongly felt...
politics Clara Reeve
CR said that her father was an old Whig, and it appears that her own politics were of the same stamp. She favoured social reforms like improved education for women, and welcomed the early...


1763: George Robinson founded his publishing firm...

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George Robinson founded his publishing firm in Paternoster Row, London; it became G., G. J., and J. Robinson in 1784 when his son and brother joined as partners.

16 December 1789: The Society for Constitutional Information...

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16 December 1789

The Society for Constitutional Information (a potentially radical political organization) held its semi-annual meeting at the London Tavern, to commemorate the centenary of the Bill of Rights.

1 February 1791: Thomas Paine published Rights of Man, written...

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1 February 1791

Thomas Paine published Rights of Man, written in answer to Burke 's Reflections on the Revolution in France.

1792: Richard Phillips, still a bookseller in Leicester,...

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Richard Phillips , still a bookseller in Leicester, was imprisoned for publishing Tom Paine 's Rights of Man.

April 1792: Mobs attacked houses and mills owned by Unitarians...

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April 1792

Mobs attacked houses and mills owned by Unitarians in Nottingham; two months later, meeting-houses in Manchester were sacked, and, in November, mills in Belper.

24 June 1793: A new Constitution, revised from that drafted...

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24 June 1793

A new Constitution, revised from that drafted by Condorcet and Paine , was proclaimed in France.

September 1793: Effigies of anti-slavery leader William Wilberforce...

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September 1793

Effigies of anti-slavery leader William Wilberforce and radical Thomas Paine were burned together at Kingston, Jamaica: Anna Maria Falconbridge witnessed this on her roundabout voyage from Africa to England.

By July 1794: Thomas Paine published another bombshell...

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By July 1794

Thomas Paine published another bombshell for the British establishment: The Age of Reason, which set out to demolish the grounds of traditional orthodox religion.

After 31 March 1796: William Beckford burlesqued women writers...

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After 31 March 1796

William Beckford burlesqued women writers and attacked reactionary government in his novelModern Novel Writing, or the Elegant Enthusiast; and Interesting Emotions of Arabella Bloomville. A Rhapsodical Romance; Interspersed with Poetry, published as Lady Harriet Marlow.

2 July 1798: The conservative Lady's Monthly Museum: or...

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2 July 1798

The conservative Lady's Monthly Museum: or polite repository of amusement and instruction published its first number. Sometimes called The Ladies' Monthly Museum . . . it ran until the 1830s.

6 March 1812: Daniel Isaac Eaton was tried in the Court...

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6 March 1812

Daniel Isaac Eaton was tried in the Court of King's Bench for publishing the final part of Thomas Paine 's Age of Reason.

15 October 1819: Richard Carlile was convicted on charges...

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15 October 1819

Richard Carlile was convicted on charges of blasphemous libel for his publication of Thomas Paine 's Age of Reason and Elihu Palmer 's Principles of Nature.

1821: Mary Anne Carlile, sister of Richard Carlile...

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Mary Anne Carlile , sister of Richard Carlile (who had published Thomas Paine ), was charged twice with blasphemous libel.


King, John, and Thomas Paine. Mr King’s Speech at Egham. Printed by C. Boult for J. Debrett , 1793.