Elizabeth Walker

Standard Name: Walker, Elizabeth
Birth Name: Elizabeth Sadler
EW 's writings, dating from the later seventeenth century, comprise diary entries, prayers, meditations, letters, memoirs of early life, writings about her husband, her children and herself, and religious advice designed for them.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.


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Cultural formation Mary Rich, Countess of Warwick
She grew up as a merely nominal Anglican without any inward and spiritual faith.
Mendelson, Sara Heller. The Mental World of Stuart Women: Three Studies. Harvester Press, 1987.
She later acquired intense Puritan piety. The memoirist Elizabeth Walker credited Mary Rich's conversion to her husband, the Rev. Anthony Walker .
Walker, Anthony, and Elizabeth Walker. The Vertuous Wife: or, the Holy Life of Mrs. Elizabth Walker. J. Robinson, A. and J. Churchill, J. Taylor, and J. Wyat, 1694.
Cultural formation Mary Rich, Countess of Warwick
Her mentor was her father-in-law's chaplain, Anthony Walker , husband of the memoirist Elizabeth Walker .
Intertextuality and Influence Sarah Savage
The diary also records SS 's delight in such biographical religious texts as the Lives of Mrs. Bury , Mrs. Rowe , Mrs. Walker .
Williams, Sir John Bickerton, and Sarah Savage. Memoirs of the Life and Character of Mrs. Sarah Savage. Holdsworth and Ball, 1829.
Women's writing on pious topics was important to her...
Reception Elizabeth Bury
Among EB 's early readers was a Welshwoman of the next generation who in her turn became posthumously known as a diarist: Sarah Savage , 1664-1752, sister of that Matthew Henry whom both EB and...


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