Elizabeth Gilding

Standard Name: Gilding, Elizabeth
Birth Name: Elizabeth Gilding
Married Name: Elizabeth Turner
Married Name: Mrs. T—r
Pseudonym: Eliza
Pseudonym: E. G.
Pseudonym: Sophronia
EG was primarily a magazine poet of the 1770s and 1780s, who also published a collected volume of her poems. Her writing deals in rapture both spiritual and erotic, in marital and maternal devotion, in guilt and despair.


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Intertextuality and Influence Anne Steele
AS is said to have received help with the contents of these volumes from several local or visiting dissenting ministers.
Broome, J. R. A Bruised Reed. Anne Steele: Her Life and Times. Gospel Standard Trust Publications.
153, 155ff
One of these men, Daniel Turner (1710-98) is not the same as the...
Literary responses Helen Maria Williams
The Critical's notice was long and positive. Elizabeth Gilding praised HMW 's Peru in a poem which the Gentleman's Magazine published in July, and Anna Seward in a poem which appeared the next year...
Textual Production Anna Jane Vardill
For her first few years of appearing there, AJV was almost the only woman in the longish list of poetry contributors to the European Magazine (although over the magazine's lifetime the eleven women who published...


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Gilding, Elizabeth. “Eliza to Fidelio. Written in the early Days of their Acquaintance”. Westminster Magazine, Vol.
, p. 263.
Gilding, Elizabeth. “Monody”. Westminster Magazine, Vol.
, p. 48.
Gilding, Elizabeth. The Breathings of Genius. W. Faden, 1776.
Gilding, Elizabeth. “The Desire”. Westminster Magazine, Vol.
, p. 48.
Gilding, Elizabeth. “To Miss ——”. Westminster Magazine, Vol.
, p. 157.