Laurence Eusden

Standard Name: Eusden, Laurence


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Occupation Frances Seymour, Countess of Hertford
Among writers who received Lady Hertford's patronage were Elizabeth Singer Rowe , Elizabeth Boyd , Elizabeth Carter , Mary Chandler , Isaac Watts , Laurence Eusden (for whom she set topics of occasional poems), James Thomson
Publishing Judith Cowper Madan
Pattison died of smallpox in July this year, aged about twenty-one.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Subscribers to his posthumous poems included Pope , Lady Hertford , Lady Mary Wortley Montagu , Laurence Eusden , Matthew Concanen , and Anthony Hammond
Textual Features Elizabeth Boyd
EB offers original, discriminating praise for women's writing: Susanna Centlivre (her inspiration, she says), Eliza Haywood (though she regrets her exposure of women's faults), Aphra Behn , and Delarivier Manley , whom she calls the...


Late September 1730: The death of Laurence Eusden activated interest...

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Late September 1730

The death of Laurence Eusden activated interest in the question of who would be next Poet Laureate; many despised both leading candidates, Stephen Duck and Colley Cibber .


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