Whitney, Isabella. A Sweet Nosegay, or Pleasant Posy. Students of Sara Jayne Steen,Editor , Montana State University.
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She was an avid reader from her youth up and enjoyed free access to her father's library. She devoured various translations from the classics—notably the Metamorphoses of Ovid —and assimilated the contents of Lemprière and...
|Education||Mary Eleanor Bowes, Countess of Strathmore||
As a girl, Mary Eleanor Bowes received an excellent education and could speak several languages, reading French and Italian authors in the original. It was said that she did not learn Latin, but also that...
|Education||Marie de France||
MF was an effective user of both the English and Latin languages, though she wrote in French (that is, Old French). She also had some Breton. She was familiar with the Latin poet Ovid as...
After the deaths of her parents Melesina Chenevix was committed to the care of a governess who had a determination to rule by rigour. . . . The fear and distaste I had for her...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Sappho||
Interest in her sexuality was disseminated in Europe by Ovid in his Heroides (or Heroines), a collection from the first century AD of fictional epistles, mostly from women (all of them except Sappho mythological)...
|Friends, Associates||Mary Matilda Betham|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Sally Purcell||
Again this book inhabits the borders between living and dead, dream and waking; many short poems create self-contained moments in the progress of some quest or pilgrimage. The rather longer Tomis, December, speaks...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Aphra Behn|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Ann Hatton||
The title-page quotes Ovid and the first chapter is headed by Byron . The convoluted Italian plot of action and mystery opens with a vivid, modern-seeming summer scene suddenly intruded on by horror. The young...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Mary Robinson||
MR 's preface quotes that of Charlotte Smith to her Elegiac Sonnets.
She presents her own work as one of scholarship, explaining that by legitimate in her title she means the sonnet in...
Robinson, Mary. “Introduction”. Mary Robinson: Selected Poems, edited by Judith Pascoe, Broadview, 2000, pp. 19 -64.
|Intertextuality and Influence||Marina Warner||
Here MW enlarges on Ovid 's tale through her heroine Leto, a woman who travels through time, metamorphosing from a pre-Christian-era mother to a present-day refugee. Thus, Warner brings the Ovidian notion of metamorphosis to...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Eliza Haywood|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Frances Seymour, Countess of Hertford||
Hertford's Story of Inkle and Yarrico delivers the bare bones of the story. Thomas Inkle, an ambitious young English tradesman sailing to the Caribbean to seek his fortune, is shipwrecked en route. As a lone...