Anne Wharton

Standard Name: Wharton, Anne
Birth Name: Anne Lee
Married Name: Anne Wharton
AW was a late-seventeenth-century poet who also wrote verse drama. Her recent editors identified with some certainty twenty-four of her poems; their hope, realised within a few years of their edition, was that this tiny fraction of her original output would be augmented with new discoveries.
Wharton, Anne. “Introduction”. The Surviving Works of Anne Wharton, edited by Germaine Greer and Selina Hastings, Stump Cross Books, pp. 1-124.


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Family and Intimate relationships John Wilmot, second Earl of Rochester
The poet Anne Wharton was Rochester's niece, daughter of one of his older half-brothers.
Family and Intimate relationships Jane Squire
Her father, Robert Squire , from a royalist Yorkshire family, was a lawyer who owned property including valuable lead and alum mines. In 1702-4 he conducted a lawsuit over ownership of some lead mines with...
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Elstob
Begun in order to help the work of a female student, this work reiterates more strongly EE 's plea for opening the arena of scholarship to women. For examples of poetic practice she turns to...
Textual Features Elizabeth Ogilvy Benger
EOB writes in terms of a women's tradition: for instance, she praises Barbauld for praising Elizabeth Rowe . She makes confident judgements and attributions (she is sure that Lady Pakington is the real author of...
Textual Features Elizabeth Elstob
EE 's preliminary list of names suggests considerable research work: it includes several ancient or Anglo-Saxon women as well as Mary Astell , Anne Bacon , Katherine Chidley (as the pamphlet antagonist of Thomas Edwards
Textual Production Aphra Behn
This brought her into a verse exchange with Anne Wharton : Wharton complimented her work and Behn replied with To Mrs. W. On her Excellent Verses (writ in praise of some I had made on...
Textual Production Aphra Behn
After James II had fled the country in 1688, AB received a flattering invitation from Gilbert Burnet (who in 1682 had tried to divide her from Anne Wharton on moral grounds) to welcome the new...
Textual Production Germaine Greer
GG has published a good deal in her scholarly field of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century women's writing. Her anthology (with Susan Hastings , Jeslyn Medoff and Melinda Sansone ), Kissing the Rod, has played an...
Textual Production Lucy Hutchinson
The printed edition has a preface which repudiates Lucretius, whose work in the original the translator now believes to be harmful to its readers. With the five reprinted cantos David Norbrook prints fifteen more, which...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Judith Sargent Murray
She backs this pleasure in modernity with a remarkable grasp of former female history and of the women's literary tradition in English and its contexts. She mentions the Greek foremother Sappho , the patriotic heroism...


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Wharton, Anne. “Introduction”. The Surviving Works of Anne Wharton, edited by Germaine Greer and Selina Hastings, Stump Cross Books, 1997, pp. 1-124.
Wharton, Anne. The Surviving Works of Anne Wharton. Editors Greer, Germaine and Selina Hastings, Stump Cross Books, 1997, http://BLC.