Catharine Trotter

Standard Name: Trotter, Catharine
Birth Name: Catharine Trotter
Pseudonym: Olinda
Pseudonym: A Young Lady
Nickname: Calista
Married Name: Mrs Cockburn
Pseudonym: the Author of ....
Nickname: Sappho Ecossaise
Used Form: Catharine Cockburn
Since the late twentieth century CT has been known chiefly for her early writings, shortly before and after the year 1700, which include tragedies, poetry, a comedy, and a short fiction. Though this first phase of her career overlaps with a later one (under two different names, birth-name and married name), they are clearly distinguishable. Characteristic of the later phase, during which she published as Catharine Cockburn, are weighty works of philosophy and theology, and familiar letters. Some of her letters reflect her intellectual pursuits; her personal and domestic letters have only recently come to notice.


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Textual Production Delarivier Manley
She contributed two poems of her own: written as Melpomene and Thalia, the tragic and comic muse. The other contributors were Sarah Fyge , Sarah, Lady Piers , Mary Pix , and Catharine Trotter .
Textual Production Mary Pix
It had been given at Drury Lane , probably during August, with songs set by Daniel Purcell , Henry 's brother. Next year MP , like Catharine Trotter , transferred her allegiance to the new...
Textual Production Sarah, Lady Piers
Sarah, Lady Piers, began her correspondence with Catharine Trotter , in which the last surviving letter was written on 19 August 1709.
Sarah, Lady Piers,. “letters to Catharine Trotter”. British Library Additional MSS 4264: ff. 284-332.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Textual Production Sarah, Lady Piers
Sarah, Lady Piers, contributed a prefatory poem in praise of the author to Catharine Trotter 's Fatal Friendship.
Sarah, Lady Piers, and Catharine Trotter. “To my much Esteemed Friend, On her Play call’d Fatal-Friendship”. Fatal Friendship, Francis Saunders, p. prelims.
Textual Production Sarah, Lady Piers
Already the author of one prefatory poem for the tragedian Catharine Trotter, Sarah, Lady Piers, anonymously contributed a similar piece to Trotter 's The Unhappy Penitent.
English Short Title Catalogue.
Textual Production Delarivier Manley
DM 's To the Author of Agnes de Castro praised Catharine Trotter as a successor both to Behn and to Philips .
McDowell, Paula. The Women of Grub Street: Press, Politics, and Gender in the London Literary Marketplace, 1678-1730. Clarendon.
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Elizabeth Burnet
To John Locke , early in the eighteenth century, she sends detailed criticism of his writing and requests for a parallel comment and revision on papers of her own. When, however, he appears unwilling to...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Mary Hays
She signals her intellectual seriousness by admiring accounts of Catharine Cockburn (formerly Trotter)
O’Brien, Karen. Women and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century Britain. Cambridge University Press.
and of Catharine Macaulay ; she emphasises Macaulay's concern with the moral problem of oppression and inequity, and her desire that...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Sarah, Lady Piers
But she moves on from celebration to warning: the human race is fallen, and a ruler needs to guard against ambition (This second Paradise, oh hazard not),
Sarah, Lady Piers,. George for Britain. A Poem. Bernard Lintott.
faction, and rebellion (imaged as...


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