Elizabeth Ogilvy Benger

Standard Name: Benger, Elizabeth Ogilvy
Birth Name: Elizabeth Ogilvy Benger
Pseudonym: E. Benger
Indexed Name: Elizabeth Ogilvie Benger
Used Form: Miss Benger
EOB , a writer of the Romantic period, remains best-known for her precocious yet astonishingly mature Female Geniad (a poem celebrating women writers); but her other works in poetry, fiction, history, and memoirs show a steady concern with women's history and women's tradition which is almost equally remarkable.


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Cultural formation Elizabeth Hamilton
There has been little attention to EH as a lesbian, though her friendship with Elizabeth Benger falls within the broader definitions of this term.
Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth Hamilton
Her friendship with the younger Elizabeth Benger , her future biographer, was especially close and important to both of them, though for much of its duration they lived far distant from each other, and (apparently)...
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Isabella Spence
EIS says that her early friendship with Jane and Anna Maria Porter was inherited, developing from the friendship between their parents,
Spence, Elizabeth Isabella. Letters from the North Highlands, During the Summer 1816. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1817.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
under Anna Maria Porter
which had been formed, no doubt, in Durham. In...
Friends, Associates Lucy Aikin
In her memoirs LA claims to have been acquainted with all the notable literary women of her time. She was a close friend of Joanna Baillie and Elizabeth Ogilvy Benger . Another important friend and...
Friends, Associates Lady Caroline Lamb
LCL 's friendships with women writers (besides Morgan) would surprise anyone not taking her seriously as a writer. When Germaine de Staël visited England, Lady Caroline was delighted to find her wearing a hat with...
Friends, Associates Joanna Baillie
On 11 May 1812 Henry Crabb Robinson recorded in his diary meeting JB and other women writers on a visit to Miss Benjers (Elizabeth Ogilvy Benger ). In his account of this pleasant evening...
Friends, Associates Mary Lamb
One of those prepared to welcome her was Elizabeth Benger , who invited the brother and sister to tea, and was keen to get them back again to meet Jane and Anna Maria Porter ...
Friends, Associates Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan
In London in 1824 she had a socially unsuccessful meeting with Wordsworth , who was by now a thorough reactionary in politics. He went to some pains to snub her; she refused to notice this...
Friends, Associates Eliza Fenwick
Other more or less radical friends of EF included Thomas Holcroft , Anne Plumptre , Elizabeth Benger , Jane Porter , Henry Crabb Robinson , Charles and Mary Lamb , and their friend Sarah Stoddart
Friends, Associates Jane Porter
The Porters' mother lived a busy social life on limited means, and JP kept up this tradition. Sir Walter Scott was an early friend.
Mudge, Bradford Keyes, editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 116. Gale Research, 1992.
When she moved to London, JP included among her friends...
Intertextuality and Influence Felicia Hemans
The volume takes its epigraphs and historical starting-points from a wide range of sources, including major male Romantics—Wordsworth , Byron , Coleridge , Goethe , Schiller —and lesser-known contemporaries including women—Elizabeth Ogilvy Benger
Intertextuality and Influence Henrietta Maria Bowdler
Although HMB was provoked to write by William Hayley 's unpleasant Philosophical, Historical and Moral Essay on Old Maids, 1785, she gives a mixed message. This begins with an epigraph drawn from Elizabeth Hamilton
Intertextuality and Influence Selina Bunbury
She drew chiefly on the histories written by George Cavendish and Elizabeth Ogilvy Benger , and that in Agnes and Elizabeth Strickland 's Lives of the Queens of England.
Bunbury, Selina. The Star of the Court. Grant and Griffith, 1844.
Intertextuality and Influence Amelia Opie
Both in an Address to the Editor and in a series of explanatory footnotes, AO positions herself on the one hand as a historian with a proper regard for available evidence, and on the other...
Leisure and Society Mary, Lady Champion de Crespigny
Her patronage of authors shows up in subscriptions and dedications. She subscribed to works by Mary Deverell , Isabella Kelly , Eliza Parsons , Sarah Scudgell Wilkinson , and no doubt many more. Many of...


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