Richard Polwhele

Standard Name: Polwhele, Richard


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Friends, Associates Catharine Macaulay
While in Bath, CM made a number of new friends: the Rev. Augustus Toplady , preacher and hymn-writer, and Clement Cruttwell , surgeon. In 1777 she met Richard Polwhele , then a very young poet...
Intertextuality and Influence Frances Arabella Rowden
She dedicated the work to Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire (aunt of her pupil Lady Caroline Lamb ), who blooms the sweetest flow'r in Britain's isle.
Rowden, Frances Arabella. A Poetical Introduction to the Study of Botany. T. Bensley.
She explained its genesis in an advertisement (dated 23 May...
Literary responses Mary Wollstonecraft
The Vindication provoked a storm of comment and replies, in reviews (the Monthly was respectful both of her project and its execution, but the Critical, though its review was long and detailed, was scathingly...
Literary responses Susannah Dobson
Not long after her death, SD was mentioned by Mary Robinson as one of the enlightened British women who had enriched their country with valuable translations. Another who agreed about her attainments was Richard Polwhele
Literary responses Mary Hays
This time most reviews were respectful: the Analytical of course, the Monthly (in which William Taylor noted that the novel was a cut above the common run, with serious and unusual moral teaching to impart)...
Other Life Event Mary Wollstonecraft
Richard Polwhele 's The Unsex'd Females, an attack on her and the community and ideals which she represented, followed within the year.
OCLC WorldCat. Accessed 1999.


1789: Erasmus Darwin published The Loves of the...

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Erasmus Darwin published The Loves of the Plants, as the second part of his scientificpoemThe Botanic Garden.

1798: Richard Polwhele published The Unsex'd Females,...

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Richard Polwhele published The Unsex'd Females, his notorious attack on Wollstonecraft and other active radicals.


Polwhele, Richard. The Unsex’d Females. Cadell and Davies, 1798.