published, with her name, a blank-verse narrative poem entitled The Maid of Arragon; A Tale, and dedicated to her father, Philip Parkhouse
Norton, J. E. “Some Uncollected Authors XVI: Hannah Cowley 1743-1809”. The Book Collector, Vol.
, pp. 68-76.
Included with it were two more poems, one of them on Thomas Chatterton
, and a Deprecation, written three years back and dedicated to her father
, complaining of harsh treatment by the reviewers...
Family and Intimate relationships
's father was Philip Parkhouse
, a bookseller of scholarly bent, who had been educated for the Church, a town corporator or councillor,
Mahotière, Mary de la. Hannah Cowley, Tiverton’s Playwright and Pioneer Feminist (1743-1809). Devon Books.
an active and outspoken local politician.
Escott, Angela. The Celebrated Hannah Cowley. Pickering and Chatto.
He was later...
owed her education to her father
, who had attended Blundell's School
in Tiverton (founded in 1604) and whose bookshop stock was no doubt of great use to her. She later wrote that he...
Wealth and Poverty
Late in the year of HC
's first major stage success, her father Philip Parkhouse
wrote to their patron Lord Harrowby
to argue that her literary achievements merited a pension, or else a better position...