John Wilson Croker

Standard Name: Croker, John Wilson
Used Form: J. W. Croker


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Cultural formation Margaret Croker
She came from the professional class. Her famous namesake, J. W. Croker , was no relation, though his father came from a Devon family.
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder.
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Rigby
While in London, ER renewed old friendships and established new. She socialized with Sir Edwin Henry Landseer , John Wilson Croker , Henry Chorley , Lord Lansdowne , and Anna Jameson (with whom she corresponded)...
Friends, Associates Matilda Charlotte Houstoun
In her youth MCH 's family associated with various prominent figures. Living close to John Wilson Croker , she became acquainted with many literary people, including Theodore Hook and the family of Caroline Norton ...
Friends, Associates Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington
They included public men like George Canning , John Philpot Curran , and Lord Erskine , and writers and theatre people like John Philip Kemble , George Colman the younger, dramatist and examiner of plays...
Intertextuality and Influence Anna Letitia Barbauld
The prose pieces include a dialogue of the dead between the ancient beauty Helen and the modern Madame de Maintenon . Literary historian James Chandler notes that the most substantial piece in the volume is...
Intertextuality and Influence Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan
One of this novel's topics is concealed identity (which results in repeated changes of name for several central characters). As the story opens, two men land at Dublin (which they find desolate, poverty-struck by the...
Literary responses Frances Burney
The Memoirsdid not win critical acclaim,
Doody, Margaret Anne. Frances Burney: The Life in the Works. Cambridge University Press.
though Joanna Baillie and her sister, who had known many of the people depicted in the memoirs, enjoyed them immensely, especially FB 's juvenile letters. Baillie, who...
Literary responses Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan
De Staël is said to have had France read to her on her deathbed, with approbation.
Campbell, Mary. Lady Morgan: The Life and Times of Sydney Owenson. Pandora.
Her lover Benjamin Constant defended Morgan from attack, and Morgan's own friend Lady Charleville , who had previously...
Literary responses Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan
Croker , who again reviewed for the Quarterly, was obviously one of the race of intolerant critics
Quarterly Review. J. Murray.
25 (1821): 532
who, according to the Morning Chronicle, were thrown into a STATE of FURY...
Literary responses Maria Edgeworth
J. W. Croker in the Quarterly Review faulted the collection for failing to provide a religious basis for its moral judgements. Anna Letitia Barbauld responded with a letter to the Gentleman's Magazine, venting...
Literary responses Maria Edgeworth
The Memoirs were comprehensively rubbished by the reviewers. The Quarterly, in the person of John Wilson Croker , found them long-winded, pompous, and partisan, and their central figure disagreeable. The charge of irreligion was...
Literary responses Elizabeth Rigby
Lockhart praised this article, writing: Mr Croker pronounces it charming both for the sense and pleasantry. I scarcely think he ever said a word in favour of any other article not his own.
Rigby, Elizabeth. “Preface and Memoirs”. Journals and Correspondence of Lady Eastlake, edited by Charles Eastlake Smith, J. Murray, p. Various pages.
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Literary responses Lady Louisa Stuart
A critical and prejudiced review by John Wilson Croker provoked Lady Louisa's fighting response in her Supplement to the Anecdotes.
Rubenstein, Jill. “Women’s Biography as a Family Affair: Lady Louisa Stuart’s ’Biographical Anecdotes’ of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu”. Prose Studies, Vol.
, No. 1, pp. 3-21.
Literary responses Harriet Martineau
Political economy was controversial in itself, and the potentially scandalous exposition by a young unmarried female of matters having to do with population control provided grist for the mills of hostile reviewers. HM recollected hearing...
Literary responses Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan
Critics in general, from first publication onwards, tended to identify Sydney Owenson with her heroine; the name Glorvina stuck to her thenceforward. The Critical Review (whose notice spelled this name wrong throughout) said it could...


1 January 1830: J. W. Croker for the first time used the...

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1 January 1830

J. W. Croker for the first time used the word Conservative to refer to the party which for a century and half had been called Tory.


Boswell, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson. Editor Croker, John Wilson, Vol.
5 vols
, John Murray, 1831.