The close friend and fellow cook with whom AC
corresponded, and who figures so largely in her published book, is never named. Cook seems not to have been a personal acquaintance of Hannah Glasse
Intertextuality and Influence
The Monthly Review cited the judgement of good housewives to indicate that this was a well designed and valuable tract. A publisher putting out another edition in 1750 called it the cheapest and most useful...
had read the work in manuscript and been much pleased, though he took the liberty of suggesting a few revisions.
Hays, Mary. The Correspondence (1779-1843) of Mary Hays, British Novelist. Brooks, MarilynEditor , Edwin Mellen, 2004.
Reviewers linked MH
with Wollstonecraft, with results more often hostile than...
Material Conditions of Writing
had a grudge against Glasse
dating back to the feud between her family and Glasse's half-brother, Lancelot Allgood
(Esquire Flash in her book), who had, she said, ruined their livelihood.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
She expresses a marked...
calls herself a profess'd [that is, professional] Cook before her marriage, and as eighteen years an inn-keeper. She joined with her husband and later with her children too in running the Black Bull inn...
The frontispiece features a portrait of the cookery writer Hannah Glasse
(drawn by EC
herself), who is heroicised in the text. This poem answers The Sovereign, a poem by Charles Small Pybus
As it turned out, however, most of the recipes and information in the book came from published sources, though two popular cookery books directed at the middle classes, Hannah Glasse
's The Art of Cookery...
uses heroic couplets in her opening address To the Reader, to express her anger at Hannah Glasse
, whom she calls the Lady. The words a Lady
Cook, Ann. Professed Cookery. White, 1754.
on Glasse's title-page, she...
was provoked by the success of Hannah Glasse
's anonymous Art of Cookery to write her own work in the same genre: Professed Cookery.
The ESTC lists only one surviving copy of the...
20 April 1769
In Millar vs. Taylor the Court of King's Bench
confirmed the continuing existence of perpetual copyright: a decision overturned five years later by Donaldson vs. Becket.