Foxon, David F. English Verse 1701-1750. Cambridge University Press, 1975.
King George II
Standard Name: George II, King
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This comedy was printed the next month, with an illustration of one of its scenes, and a dedication to Princess Anne , daughter of the future George II —a sound Whig choice.
Monthly Catalogue, 1714 - 1717. Bernard Lintot.
Bowden, Martha F., and Mary Davys. “Introduction”. The Reform’d Coquet; or, Memoirs of Amoranda; Familiar Letters Betwixt a Gentleman and a Lady; and, The Accomplish’d Rake; or, Modern Fine Gentleman, University Press of Kentucky, 1999, p. ix - xlix.
|Other Life Event||Mary Barber|
EH 's political allegiance may have been dictated by the need to make a living, or by taking a satirical view of successive centres of political enthusiasm. She wrote opportunistic satire on George II while...
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|Textual Features||Mary Latter||
Here the solitary, sorrowing Muse is roused by beams of light and a seraphic vision announcing that This Day—illustrious George becomes a Sire!
The Muse duly announces a blessing on a coming line of...
Latter, Mary. A Lyric Ode. C. Bathurst, 1763.
|Textual Features||Charlotte McCarthy||
CMC here uses a jaunty six-line stanza to complain of corrupt politicians. She also uses some scurrility.
She tells Bedford that if, as expected, he becomes Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (as he did on 15...
Feminist Companion Archive.
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|Textual Production||Grisell Murray||
Few of GM 's letters survive, but in winter 1737-8 she was writing to her uncle Alexander, Earl of Marchmont (the little brother Sandy of her memoir about her mother).
She offered him shrewd...
Murray, Grisell. Memoirs of the Lives and Characters of the Right Honourable George Baillie of Jerviswood and of Lady Grisell Baillie. 1822.
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28 November 1727
After elections and the dissolution of the previous parliament on 5 August, the new parliament (obligatory on the accession of a new sovereign ) was called for this date.
The first settlers for the new colony of Georgia (for which James Edward Oglethorpe had that year secured a charter from George II ) set sail. They landed in February 1733.
White, Evelyn. Alice Walker. A Life. Norton, 2004.
16 June 1743
George II , against advice, led the British troops in person at the battle of Dettingen.
15 November 1743
George II was enthusiastically welcomed to London, with illuminations and bonfires, on his return from his victorious campaign in Europe.
16 April 1746