Hester Lynch Piozzi
Standard Name: Piozzi, Hester Lynch
Birth Name: Hester Lynch Salusbury
Married Name: Hester Lynch Thrale
Married Name: Hester Lynch Piozzi
Pseudonym: H: L: T.
Pseudonym: An Old Acquaintance of the Public
Pseudonym: An Old Woman
Self-constructed Name: H: L: P.
Used Form: Hester Thrale
Hester Lynch Thrale, later Hester Lynch Piozzi , was by inclination and practice a woman of letters as well as a woman of the world. She loved recording facts and details; she was an incisive critic (of real learning) and a great entertainer. She wrote poems, translations, essays, letters, journals, memoirs, and works of scholarship, and she published both during the later eighteenth and during the earlier nineteenth century.
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Flipping casually through a ladies' fashion magazine when she was about fourteen years old, Mary had her curiosity caught by an algebraic expression in a puzzle. She was told that the variables were Algebra...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Dorothea Du Bois||
Peter Du Bois enjoyed the patronage of Bishop George Berkeley , who was said to have emphasised his superiority to most musicians—evidence that the match was seen as mixing social classes in a manner analogous...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Helen Maria Williams|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Susan Ferrier|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Harriet Lee||
Hester Lynch Piozzi was trying unsuccessfully to bring about a marriage between HL and the widowed marchese Ludovico Trotti , who seemed to be in love with her.
Piozzi, Hester Lynch. The Piozzi Letters. Bloom, Edward A. and Lillian D. BloomEditors , University of Delaware Press; Associated University Presses, 2002.
1: 356-7, 360 and n7-9
|Family and Intimate relationships||Sarah Fielding|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Susan Smythies||
Of Susan's identified siblings (apart from those who died young) William was born in November 1722, Humphrey or Humphry in January 1724, Ann in February 1725, Elizabeth in August 1727; from the first marriage there...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Lady Eleanor Butler||
They were outraged, and at once sought legal advice from Edmund Burke (who had experienced image problems of a not dissimilar kind).
This episode was remarkable partly because such hostility was unusual. But not...
Mavor, Elizabeth. The Ladies of Llangollen. Michael Joseph, 1971.
Brideoake, Fiona. “Keep Yourself in Your Own Persons, Where You Are: The Ladies of Llangollen and Queer Self-Fashioning”. 42nd ASECS Annual Meeting.
|Family and Intimate relationships||Elizabeth Grant|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Mary Harcourt||
Elizabeth Harcourt's verse comprised of one bound volume of poetry, the majority of which was transcribed by herself. She was also heavily involved in the collection of three volumes of poems by other authors (many...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Ann Hatton||
Hester Lynch Piozzi observed her indignant melancholy about the discovery.
Highfill, Philip H., Kalman A. Burnim, and Edward A. Langhans. A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press, 1993.
|Family and Intimate relationships||Anne Damer|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Susannah Dobson||
The couple had three children, two girls and a boy. The eldest, a girl, died in her teens, to their great sorrow; their son, too, died before his father. The other daughter, Susannah, married in...
|Friends, Associates||Susannah Dobson||
Rather like her friend Lennox, Dobson had difficulty making her way in literary London society. She got off on the wrong foot with Frances Burney in 1780 by spreading word of the authorship of Evelina...
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...
29 April 1852
Physician and polymath Peter Mark Roget published his Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases; it went through 25 editions in its first two decades, and remained an influential writing tool into the twenty-first century.
6 May 2009
The antiquarian book collection of the late Paula Fentress Peyraud (the largest in private hands), auctioned in New York, fetched more than $1.5 million US. Books by women between 1760 and 1830 predominated.