Mary Ferrar

Standard Name: Ferrar, Mary
MF , hardly a writer herself; was the matriarch of a seventeenth-century family which lived like a religious community, and which seems to have composed dialogues and short moral histories collaboratively, as well as letters individually.
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The only family member whose name is well remembered is MF 's son Nicholas (who is called by some an Anglican saint, and to whom we owe the preservation and publication of George Herbert 's poems).
Sharland, Emily Cruwys, and Nicholas Ferrar. “Introduction”. The Story Books of Little Gidding, Seeley.
Gregory, Tobias. “By All Possible Art”. London Review of Books, Vol.
, No. 6, pp. 25-6.


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Family and Intimate relationships Sylvia Plath
SP 's son, Nicholas Farrar Hughes , was born at home in Plath's and Hughes 's house, Court Green in Devon, and named after the seventeenth-century Nicholas Ferrar , whom Ted Hughes claimed as...
Literary Setting T. S. Eliot
The setting of the first three Quartets are specific places of special personal significance to Eliot. Burnt Norton in Gloucestershire has a country house which he visited with his early love Emily Hale ; East...
Textual Production Emma Marshall
She returned to literature (though she may not have thought of it as such) with In the Service of Rachel, Lady Russell , A Story, 1893, and with Penshurst Castle in the time of...


Before October 1646: Roman Catholic poet Richard Crashaw (1613?-48)...

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Before October 1646

Roman Catholic poet Richard Crashaw (1613?-48) published his Steps to the Temple. SacredPoems, with other Delights of the Muses.


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