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|Friends, Associates||Sarah Fielding|
|Friends, Associates||Mary Chandler|
|Literary responses||Jane Austen||
Janine Barchas has recently perceived, alongside the novel's detailed specificity of topographical reference to Bath, a specific allusion in the certainty of John Thorpe and General Tilney that Catherine Morland must be an heiress. The...
|Textual Features||Ann Thicknesse||
An introduction explains that this book, although called a novel, will not deal in pathetic tales of love, marvellous prodigies, or even . . . elegant flights of fancy, but only plain simple facts...
|Textual Production||Gillian Clarke|
|Wealth and Poverty||Sarah Fielding|
28 September 1711
A Post Office Act empowered the Royal Mail to carry letters other than on the main post roads to and from London: the bye or by and cross-post routes.
Whyman, Susan E. The Pen and the People: English Letter Writers 1660-1800. Oxford University Press, 2009.
53 and n70, 55
16 April 1720
Ralph Allen announced in the London Gazette his new scheme for cross-posts.