Mehetabel Wright

Standard Name: Wright, Mehetabel
Birth Name: Mehetabel Wesley
Nickname: Hetty
Married Name: Mehetabel Wright
Pseudonym: Stella
MH is a lyric poet whose depth of passion, in her few surviving pieces, is remarkable. As far as posterity is concerned she was silenced, if not directly by her family, then by their embarrassment in conjunction with her own despair and the indifference or disapproval of society.


Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Family and Intimate relationships Susanna Wesley
SW 's role in the tragic life of her daughter Hetty or Mehetabel (an extremely talented poet) is not clear. When Hetty became pregnant and then submitted to a shotgun marriage with a man (not...
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Ogilvy Benger
Having already praised many contemporary women writers in print, EOB was now able to meet them. The move to London was accomplished principally through the zealous friendship of Miss Sarah Wesley , who had already...
Intertextuality and Influence Sarah Chapone
Both Mary Pendarves (later Mary Delany) and John Wesley had read this remarkable work in manuscript the previous year. (Wesley had been reading her writing with enjoyment since at least April 1733.)
Glover, Susan Paterson, and Sarah Chapone. “Introduction”. The Hardships of the English Laws, Routledge, pp. 1-16.
Both Pendarves
Other Life Event Susanna Wesley
They called this ghost Old Jeffrey, and thought it either a Jacobite, or else connected with local practice of witchcraft. The whole family except Hetty reported experiences with it, until in the end...
Author summary Fidelia
This symbolic name indicating faithfulness (which was also adopted for themselves by Mary Astell , Jane Barker , and the American writers Sarah Gill , Hannah Griffitts and Sukey Vickery , as well as for...


1763-4: Francis Fawkes and William Woty published...

Writing climate item


Francis Fawkes and William Woty published a successor to Dodsley 's famous poetryanthology: The Poetical Calendar. Containing a collection of scarce and valuable pieces of poetry.


Wright, Mehetabel, and Samuel Wesley. “An Ode upon Mrs. Em: Wesley”. Poems, p. 1: 36b.
Wright, Mehetabel. “To an Infant expiring the second Day of its Birth”. The Gentleman’s Magazine, Vol.
, p. 542.