Frances Boscawen

Standard Name: Boscawen, Frances


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Friends, Associates Hannah More
Here she began to gather the circle of friends which by the end of her long life had touched every cranny of English society. She had already met Edmund Burke in Bristol the previous September...
Friends, Associates Margaret Bingham, Countess Lucan
She was a well-known figure in London cultural circles, particularly that of the Bluestockings. Charles Burney called her at-home evenings blue conversazioni's and Horace Walpole called them quite Mazarine-blue. Others specifically mentioned in...
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Montagu
The leading figures in the movement were Montagu herself (who spent freely in hospitality, and who was later dubbed the Queen of the Bluestockings or Queen of the Blues) and Carter (the most intellectually...
Leisure and Society Hannah More
Frances Boscawen commissioned another portrait of her, by John Opie (husband of Amelia Opie).
Jones, Mary Gwladys. Hannah More. Cambridge University Press.
Literary responses Hannah More
Frances Boscawen planted people in the audience briefed to lead the applause. The audience in fact loved the play, and its low number of performances is ascribed by HM 's biographer M. G. Jones to...
Literary responses Hannah More
HM was much praised for this pamphlet as soon as her authorship was known. Porteus wrote to her as if to Mrs Chip, the author's wife, with the conceit that the pamphlet would make Chip...
Literary responses Ann Yearsley
More and Elizabeth Montagu admired AY as a primitive, untrained writer whose excellence came from nature, not from carefully nurtured ability: as a phenomenon verging on a freak. More's Prefatory Letter to Yearsley's Poems, on...
Publishing Hannah More
By 23 July 1794, following the appearance of Paine's The Age of Reason, Porteus was urging More to write on the evidences of Christianity in the style of her Village Politics. She declined...
Publishing Mary Ann Parker
Her subscribers included many naval and some military personnel, a sprinkling of the nobility, Sir Joseph Banks and (separately) his wife , Frances Boscawen (bluestocking and admiral's widow), Hannah More , and printer-antiquary John Bowyer Nichols
Publishing Eliza Parsons
She gave her name as Mrs. Parsons on the title-page and signed the dedication with both her names.
Garside, Peter et al., editors. The English Novel 1770-1829. Oxford University Press.
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A title-page epigraph reads: Brutus said Virtue was but a name—tis more. ....
Publishing Elizabeth Carter
The book had gone to press in June 1757.
Feminist Companion Archive.
The original press run of 1,018 copies had to be supplemented with a further 250. First of several more editions was the Dublin one of the...
Publishing Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
This novel was published by Hookham in three volumes, and dedicated to Georgiana's friend Lady Camden . Its subscription list, in this and the second edition (issued by Hookham in 1787, in two volumes each...
Publishing Helen Maria Williams
The Poems were in two volumes, with HMW 's name in full, published by Rivington and Marshall , with an engraved frontispiece drawn by Maria Cosway . Subscribers included the Prince of Wales (whose name...
Publishing Susannah Gunning
The title-page of this initially three-volume work calls the authors the Miss Minifies of Fairwater in Somersetshire—thus linking their identity with their rank.
Gunning, Susannah, and Margaret Minifie. The Histories of Lady Frances S—,— and Lady Caroline S——. R. and J. Dodsley.
The long subscription list includes Frances Boscawen , Jonas Hanway
Publishing Isabella Kelly
Subscribers included John Julius Angerstein , a colonel related to Anne Bannerman , Jemima Kindersley 's husband, Frances Boscawen , Mary Champion de Crespigny , Henrietta Fordyce , Lord Hawke , Countess Lonsdale (the eldest...


19 August 1775: Exactly three months after the battle of...

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19 August 1775

Exactly three months after the battle of Lexington, bluestocking Frances Boscawen , still eaten up with anxiety for her only surviving son, demanded rhetorically whether the colonies would, when destroyed, yield either taxes or traffic?
Guest, Harriet. Small Change: Women, Learning, Patriotism, 1750-1810. University of Chicago Press.


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