Frances Greville

Standard Name: Greville, Frances


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Education Ann Thicknesse
Ann Ford told her father she was properly grateful for the education he had given her.
Thicknesse, Ann. A Letter from Miss F—d.
He claimed that he had spent four hundred pounds a year or more on it. Susannah Cibber ...
Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth Ham
At Ardnaree EH found herself courted by an officer named Jackson, with a sentimental manner and a habit of quoting poetry, such as Frances Greville 's prayer for indifference. He had aroused strong interest in...
Intertextuality and Influence Jane West
The title-page quotes a stanza from Frances Greville 's Ode to Indifference. The book again purports to be by Prudentia Homespun, whose status as fictional character (and busybody and purveyor of gossip). She...
Intertextuality and Influence Selima Hill
Again, her poems make up a series with a single speaker: a youngish woman living on a remote farm with practically no social context beyond animals and her mother. When she falls in love it...
Intertextuality and Influence Barbara Hofland
BH also pays much attention in her poems to other writers. Stanzas to the River Don footnotes Wortley Hall as a former home of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu .
Hofland, Barbara. Poems. Printed by J. Montgomery, and sold by Vernor and Hood.
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Ode to Apathy...
Intertextuality and Influence Susanna Haswell Rowson
Contents include lives of Elizabeth Singer Rowe and of Mary Wollstonecraft (the latter reprinted from the Monthly Visitor of London). Among the poems (some of them specifically attributed to SHR ) are one entitled...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Ann Kelty
Her narratives of these emotional involvements lead her into analysis of the different effects of love on the two sexes. This analysis is founded on two women writers (identifiable although she does not name them)...
Intertextuality and Influence Eleanor Sleath
The chapter headings quote a range of canonical or contemporary writers, including Shakespeare , Milton , Pope , Thomson , Goldsmith , William Mason , John Langhorne , Burns , Erasmus Darwin , Edward Young
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Moody
She has a sharp eye for gender issues, including those surrounding domestic work. The Housewife's Prayer is addressed to Economy, a name which might be loosely translated as balancing the budget, and ends with the...
Intertextuality and Influence Hannah More
More takes a sceptical view of sensibility: she reproves both the representation of it in Goethe 's Werther (which had been available in English for about three years) and the sentimental enthusiasm which the book...
Intertextuality and Influence Eliza Parsons
EP follows in the tradition of Richardson , both in her general scheme and in details like an incident involving a male character and his kept mistress. At the outset each of the central friends...
Intertextuality and Influence Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
The feelings of this Emma are all in extremes. During her early passion she quotes Frances Greville on the pains of sensibility.
Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire,. Emma. T. Hookham.
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She and her father kneel alternately to each other when she...
Intertextuality and Influence Maria Riddell
Her own poems in this volume cover a wide range of moods. A piece written against Stoicism sounds like an answer to Frances Greville 's prayer for indifference as the speaker (who has a fickle...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Robinson
This includes her Ode to Rapture (reprinted from The Oracle, later omitted from her posthumous volume), which her editor Judith Pascoe calls her most direct treatment of sexual passion.
Robinson, Mary. “Introduction”. Mary Robinson: Selected Poems, edited by Judith Pascoe, Broadview, pp. 19-64.
It invokes Frances Greville
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Savage
A Letter to Miss E.B. on Marriage comments acutely on the conduct-book market: every He that writes claims a superior recipe for form[ing] the tender virgin's mind.
Savage, Mary. Poems on Various Subjects and Occasions. C. Parker.
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Their recipes all boil down to...


By 22 May 1755: George Colman and Bonnell Thornton edited...

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By 22 May 1755

George Colman and Bonnell Thornton edited and published an anthology entitled Poems by Eminent Ladies.

1756 or 1757: Frances Greville, in Italy with her family...

Women writers item

1756 or 1757

Frances Greville , in Italy with her family some months after the death of her eldest son (aged around six), composed a poem which became a landmark text, the Ode to [or Prayer for] Indifference.

April 1774: The Monthly Review, in a notice on Hannah...

Women writers item

April 1774

The Monthly Review, in a notice on Hannah More 's The Inflexible Captive, quoted some lines which transform the Muses from ancient Greece into the living female poets of Britain.

January 1781-December 1782: The Lady's Poetical Magazine, or Beauties...

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January 1781-December 1782

The Lady's Poetical Magazine, or Beauties of British Poetry appeared, published by James Harrison in four half-yearly numbers; it is arguable whether or not it kept the first number's promise of generous selections of work...

By 26 October 1972: Helen Gardner edited The New Oxford Book...

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By 26 October 1972

Helen Gardner edited The New Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1950, designed to update and replace Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch 's Oxford Book of English Verse, 1900.


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