Mary Whateley Darwall

Standard Name: Darwall, Mary Whateley
Birth Name: Mary Whateley
Married Name: Mary Darwall
Pseudonym: Harriot Airy
Pseudonym: The Warwickshire Poetess
MWD is an interesting minor poet from the middle ranks in middle England, who against the odds succeeded in reaching a public, and embraced many styles and themes over a career which lasted from the mid eighteenth into the early nineteenth century.


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Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth Tollet
One of ET 's nephews (another George Tollet , 1725-79), became noted as a Shakespearean scholar and (like her) a book collector. His subscribing to the first volume of poetry by Mary Whateley Darwall ...
Intertextuality and Influence Sappho
Sappho 's name was an honorific for women writers for generations. George Puttenham may have been the first to use it to compliment a writing woman: in Parthienades, 1579, he said that Queen Elizabeth
Publishing Elizabeth Hands
The advertisement for the book in print, like the pre-notification, was carried by Jopson's Coventry Mercury. The volume was dedicated to the dramatist Bertie Greatheed . It was issued in two forms: ordinary copies...
Textual Features Dorothea Du Bois
After seven pages on grammar, she offers pattern letters: those in verse are in effect an anthology of epistolary poems by women, a patriotically generous selection of Irish writers (Mary Monck , Mary Barber
Textual Features Maria Riddell
MR 's own twenty poems include prefatory verses as editor, written for the occasion. She prints work by the late Henrietta O'Neill (the well-known Ode to the Poppy), Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire (St...
Textual Production Phillis Wheatley
The MethodistArminian Magazine carried the poem which was until recently regarded as PW 's last, An Elegy on Leaving —. It seem, though, that this was not by Wheatley but by Mary Whateley Darwall .
Wigginton, Caroline. “Digitally Mapping the Transatlantic Lives and Texts of Black Women Authors of the Long Eighteenth Century”. 42nd ASECS Annual Meeting.
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Mary Seymour Montague
The third epistle performs the conventional act of praising historical women: the monarchs Elizabeth I and Catherine the Great of Russia for their exercise of power, the French scholar Anne Dacier , and eleven British...


April 1774: The Monthly Review, in a notice on Hannah...

Women writers item

April 1774

The Monthly Review, in a notice on Hannah More 's The Inflexible Captive, quoted some lines which transform the Muses from ancient Greece into the living female poets of Britain.

August 1779-1783: Gibraltar sustained its longest blockade...

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August 1779-1783

Gibraltar sustained its longest blockade during its years as a British possession; writers like Mary Darwall and Catharine Upton chronicled this siege's acts of heroism, while Susanna Blamire gave voice to an ordinary soldier.

January 1781-December 1782: The Lady's Poetical Magazine, or Beauties...

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January 1781-December 1782

The Lady's Poetical Magazine, or Beauties of British Poetry appeared, published by James Harrison in four half-yearly numbers; it is arguable whether or not it kept the first number's promise of generous selections of work...

31 December 1804: The Rev. John Darwall, stepson of poet Mary...

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31 December 1804

The Rev. John Darwall , stepson of poet Mary Darwall , a teacher at King Edward VI School , Birmingham, wrote to the Board of Governors seeking a ban on Children intended to work...


Darwall, Mary Whateley. Original Poems on Several Occasions. R. and J. Dodsley, 1764.
Darwall, Mary Whateley. Poems on Several Occasions. F. Milward, 1794.