Standard Name: Williams, Anna
Birth Name: Anna Williams
AW was an eighteenth-century translator and poet. Best-known among her slender oeuvre is a miscellany or anthology of contemporary poems. Her projected dictionary of scientific terms remained unwritten.
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|Anthologization||Hester Lynch Piozzi||
HLP wrote a poem, Three Warnings, which was printed four months later in Anna Williams 's Miscellanies.
This has no connection with her 1798 pamphlet Three Warnings to John Bull.
Clifford, James L. Hester Lynch Piozzi (Mrs Thrale). Clarendon Press, 1987.
|Friends, Associates||Laetitia-Matilda Hawkins|
|Friends, Associates||Samuel Johnson||
Johnson had a talent for friendship which he kept well exercised: the names mentioned here represent only a selection of his friendships. His early London friends, whom he met during a comparatively poorly documented period...
This volume was printed for the Author. Its 833 subscribers (for 903 copies)
included Samuel Johnson , Mrs Gardiner of Snow-Hill, Thomas Birch , a John Cockburne who may well have...
Fleeman, John David, and James McLaverty. A Bibliography of the Works of Samuel Johnson. Clarendon Press, 2000.
|Textual Features||Frances Reynolds||
FR pays particular attention to his relations with women, individually and in general: Johnson set a higher value upon female friendship than, perhaps, most men.
She remarks on the paternal affection he entertained...
Reynolds, Frances. “Recollections of Dr. Johnson”. Johnsonian Miscellanies, edited by George Birkbeck Hill and George Birkbeck Hill, Clarendon Press, 1897, pp. 2: 250 - 300.
|Textual Production||Elizabeth Carter|
|Textual Production||Samuel Johnson||
SJ contributed a fairy story or philosophical tale entitled The Fountains to Anna Williams 's Miscellanies in Prose and Verse, 1766. Williams had been gathering this collection for years with Johnson's help.
|Textual Production||Mary Masters|
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Samuel Beckett|
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Laetitia-Matilda Hawkins|
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Mary Scott||
MS brings her list up to date with significant women writers who have published since the appearance of The Feminead. Her information is not perfect—she credits Anna Williams with some works actually written by...
|Wealth and Poverty||Elizabeth Montagu|