Lady Eleanor Butler

Standard Name: Butler, Lady Eleanor
Birth Name: Eleanor Butler
Styled: Lady Eleanor Butler
One of the two renowned Ladies of Llangollen, LEB produced life-writing (diaries, letters, and some poems) during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, which structured, recorded, and celebrated their shared way of life. Today the writing of her partner, Sarah Ponsonby , is also receiving attention.


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Friends, Associates J. S. Anna Liddiard
She wrote that Lady Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby , the Ladies of Llangollen, treated her with very kind and flattering attention when she visited them.
Liddiard, J. S. Anna. Kenilworth and Farley Castle: with Other Poems. Hibernia–Press Office.
She may perhaps have known Anna Seward
Literary responses Ann Radcliffe
Again she had the lead review spot in the Critical, which loved the book and quoted at length.
Critical Review. W. Simpkin and R. Marshall.
2d ser. 14 (1795): 241-55
The British Critic also praised it, but some papers regretted that...
Literary responses Harriet Lee
The Critical Review (which thought the first volume of Canterbury Tales resembled the work of Marmontel , but happily without his profligate principles) was enthusiastic: We expect the second volume with impatience, as we have...
Literary responses Anna Seward
The Critical Review responded with high praise both of AS (The real lovers of poetry have often lamented that the Muse of Miss Seward should have been so silent)
Critical Review. W. Simpkin and R. Marshall.
2d ser. 17 (1796):154
Literary responses Charlotte Smith
The young Jane Austen paid Emmeline the compliment of allusion in her comical History of England, 1791.Anna Seward , on the other hand, condemned CS for indelicacy because she had exposed her husband's...
Author summary Eva Mary Bell
EMB 's fourteen books, published between 1910 and 1931, are mostly novels, and most of them appeared under the pseudonym of John Travers. She is remembered, if at all, for those set in British...
Publishing Charlotte Nooth
The copy at the University of Alberta has nine names added in manuscript to the end of a subscribers list which already includes Mary Matilda Betham , Lady Eleanor Butler , Harriet Bowdler and her...
Reception E. Owens Blackburne
In the same preface EOB promises to include some previously unpublished poems by William Wordsworth , apparently in connection with the Ladies of Llangollen. Between the publication of the two volumes, however, Wordsworth's son forbade...
Reception Eliza Haywood
In 1795, by which time the novel was generally disapproved as coarse and sexually explicit, a correspondent of the Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby defended it in terms which acknowledged its indelicate language and its...
Residence Rosina Bulwer Lytton, Baroness Lytton
She lived for some years at Llangollen in Wales, recently the home of Lady Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Rosina Bulwer Lytton, Baroness Lytton,. “Introduction”. A Blighted Life, edited by Marie Mulvey Roberts, Thoemmes, p. vi - xxxvi.
Textual Features J. S. Anna Liddiard
The first poem, Kenilworth Castle. A Masque, was published separately at both Dublin and London in 1815 (after the battle of Waterloo put a new face on English patriotism), and is again dedicated to...
Textual Features Natalie Clifford Barney
In L'amour défenduNCB defends the proposition that only love is important, not the sex to whom it is directed.
Barney, Natalie Clifford, and Karla Jay. A Perilous Advantage: The Best of Natalie Clifford Barney. Translator Anna Livia, New Victoria Publishers.
She argues that every person possesses both masculine and feminine principles: We should not...
Textual Production Hannah More
Mary Ann Burges 's anonymous The Progress of Pilgrim Good-Intent, in Jacobinical Times was widely supposed (for instance by Hester Piozzi and Lady Eleanor Butler ) to be by Hannah More .
Piozzi, Hester Lynch. The Piozzi Letters. Editors Bloom, Edward A. and Lillian D. Bloom, University of Delaware Press; Associated University Presses.
3: 186-7 and n
Textual Production Winifred Maxwell, Countess of Nithsdale
She told her sister that noe body but your selfe could have obtain'd [this] from me, for whom my obligations has imposed me a law of never refusing any that lys in my power. You...
Textual Production Ann, Lady Fanshawe
Lady Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby , the ladies of Llangollen, meticulously transcribed the whole of ALF 's Memoirs (dating from May 1676) as a present for a friend.
Mavor, Elizabeth. The Ladies of Llangollen. Penguin.


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