George, first Baron Lyttelton

Standard Name: Lyttelton, George,,, first Baron
Used Form: Lord Lyttelton


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Friends, Associates Catherine Talbot
Six months later CT was staying with the duchess on an extended visit. She was also a good friend of Elizabeth Montagu (of whose closeness to Carter she was sometimes jealous); of Montagu's friends George Lyttelton
Friends, Associates Jean Marishall
While in LondonJM was in touch with a long list of patrons or prospective patrons, including those eminent in both the social and literary worlds. The socially prominent included (as well as a colonel...
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Montagu
While still unmarried, Elizabeth Robinson (later EM ) became a friend of George Lyttelton , who was to become her close associate and literary mentor. She probably knew him by February 1740; their relationship deepened...
Intertextuality and Influence Clara Reeve
CR demonstrates the widest possible reading: from Homer , Virgil and Horace (all revered) and Juvenal and Persius (used to prove that not all classical authors are admirable) through the heroic romances like those of...
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Heyrick
She begins cautiously by quoting Woman's noblest station is retreat
Heyrick, Elizabeth. Appeal to the Hearts and Consciences of British Women. A. Cockshaw.
(from George Lyttelton 's notorious Advice to a Lady, 1731) and by claiming some political role for woman in spite of proper femininity:...
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth B. Lester
This title-page quotes from Horace , Lyttelton , and Addison . The first tale, Genius (told partly in letters), fills volume one, and the second, Enthusiasm, volumes two and three. Both attributes are presented...
Literary responses Samuel Johnson
Like all of Johnson's later works this was controversial. For Johnson the art of biography has nothing to do with eulogy, and (quite apart from personal objections, like Elizabeth Montagu 's indignation at his low...
Occupation Jean Marishall
Despite her own skimpy education, she ran a periodical in London (which did not pay), as well as working for children's publisher John Newbery . She consulted about the periodical with the Duchess of Northumberland
Publishing Sarah Fielding
The work was dedicated to Lady Pomfret . Its 440 subscribers included many prominent people, reflecting the bluestockings' range of influence as well as SF 's local and family connections: Ralph Allen , Lord Chesterfield
Textual Features Elizabeth Montagu
EM seems to have influenced this work as a whole, in persuading Lyttelton to reshape it into dialogue from the epistolary form (letters from the dead to the living).
Blunt, Reginald, and Elizabeth Montagu. Mrs Montagu, "Queen of the Blues", Her Letters and Friendships from 1762 to 1800. Constable.
2: 179
In the dialogues she...
Textual Production Emma Parker
She quoted Lyttelton on the title-page (which is dated 1810), and dedicated the book (as her first) to her mother. She also supplied it with a prefatory To the Reader and a Conclusion. The...
Textual Production Judith Cowper Madan
The Family Miscellany, collected and transcribed by JCM 's brother Ashley Cowper , dated 1747 and now British Library MS Add. 28,101, includes plenty of poems by Ashley himself and plenty more ascribed to...
Textual Production Jean Marishall
JM says the idea of writing a comedy was first suggested to her by Hope amid the disappointments that attended the appearance of her first novel.
Marishall, Jean. A Series of Letters. C. Elliot.
2: 195
Again she published allusively, as the Author...
Textual Production Elizabeth Montagu
EM contributed, anonymously, three dialogues to Dialogues of the Dead by her friend George, Lord Lyttelton .
Walpole, Horace. The Letters of Horace Walpole. Editor Toynbee, Mrs Paget, Clarendon.
4: 389
Climenson, Emily J., and Elizabeth Montagu. Elizabeth Montagu, The Queen of the Bluestockings. Her Correspondence from 1720 to 1761. John Murray.
2: 181
Textual Production Elizabeth Montagu
Karen O'Brien argues that Lyttelton 's monumental History of the Life of King Henry the Second, 1767-71, was, in part, the result of intellectual collaboration with Montagu.
O’Brien, Karen. Women and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century Britain. Cambridge University Press.


12 March 1733: George Lyttelton published a poem entitled...

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12 March 1733

George Lyttelton published a poem entitled Advice to a Lady.

5 February 1737: The Opposition journal Common Sense; or,...

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5 February 1737

The Opposition journalCommon Sense; or, The Englishman's Journal published its first number.

26 June 1764: Oliver Goldsmith published his well-known...

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26 June 1764

Oliver Goldsmith published his well-known History of England; it was well reviewed and remained a standard pedagogical text for generations.


Montagu, Elizabeth, and George, first Baron Lyttelton. “Dialogues XXVI, XXVII, XXVIII”. Dialogues of the Dead, Garland, 1970, pp. 291-20.