Ambrose Philips

Standard Name: Philips, Ambrose


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Friends, Associates Susanna Centlivre
In the 1720s she belonged to an informal literary club which included Anthony Hammond (with whom she was supposed to have had her most youthful liaison), Ambrose Philips , Martha Fowke , and Eliza Haywood .
Bowyer, John Wilson. The Celebrated Mrs Centlivre. Duke University Press.
Intertextuality and Influence Anne Dacier
For the moment it was Dacier's version which prevailed. Her translation went through three more editions before the end of the century; it was praised by La Motte , and in England influenced Ambrose Philips
Leisure and Society Mary Deverell
When in her teens she attended performances of Ambrose Philips 's The Distressed Mother and Nicholas Rowe 's The Fair Penitent, she says, I shed more real tears on the occasion, than would have...
Publishing Judith Cowper Madan
Verses written extempore in Mr A[shley] C[owper] 's Coke upon Littleton (the title of a standard legal textbook) by Judith Cowper (later Madan), appeared, to her dismay, in Ambrose Philips 's The Free-Thinker.
Reception Sappho
Among the earliest of Sappho 's translators into English was Anne Finch ; among recent translators is Mary Barnard , 1958. Stevie Smith declined to take her on. Finch chose to render not a love-poem...
Textual Features Sarah Dixon
SD expresses personal emotion eloquently and social observation sardonically. The Wish follows sedately in the country-retirement tradition of John Pomfret , but To Miranda likens herself to Job, and adds a vivid image of shipwreck:...
Textual Production Judith Cowper Madan
Several writings here by JCM are not known from other sources, like a verse satire on a tragedy by Ambrose Philips (who had published and garbled her verses Written Extempore in Mr Ashley Cowper's Coke...


May 1703: Nicholas Rowe published his she-tragedy The...

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May 1703

Nicholas Rowe published his she-tragedyThe Fair Penitent.

7 June 1810: William Charles Macready (son of an actress...

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7 June 1810

William Charles Macready (son of an actress and an actor-manager) began his successful acting career as Romeo in a performance in Birmingham; he became a specialist in Shakespeare an roles.


Curll, Edmund et al. Codrus. E. Curll, 1728.