Sir William Yonge

Standard Name: Yonge, Sir William


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Dedications Eliza Haywood
EH published two novels, The Fatal Secret; or, Constancy in Distress, dedicated to William Yonge (who had just made a huge profit from divorcing his wife ), and The Surprize; or, Constancy Rewarded...
Textual Production Frances Seymour, Countess of Hertford
The circumstances of misattribution are mysterious, but literary historian Michael F. Suarez guesses that Dodsley and William Shenstone deliberately printed this poem as Montagu 's in order to preserve the reputation of the real author...
Textual Production Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
According to the surviving manuscript, the two women produced their verse responses on the very day that Eleanor Bowes was said (years later, by the cynical Horace Walpole ) to die of the violence of...


30 June 1724: The House of Lords began hearing William...

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30 June 1724

The House of Lords began hearing William Yonge 's case for divorcing his wife.


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