Elizabeth Tickell's father had committed suicide after a financially disastrous second marriage. She had literary connections, being the great-grand-daughter of the poet Thomas Tickell
and the niece of Elizabeth Liddell Sheridan
Lee, Sophia. “Introduction”. The Recess, edited by April Alliston, University Press of Kentucky, p. ix - lii.
Intertextuality and Influence
The title-page quotes Shakespeare
: later on Pope
, Thomas Tickell
, Charles Cotton
, and others are quoted too. Characters include a seducer and promiser-breaker who dies in a duel. The central...
had been an admirer of SB
's writing since his early youth: with a father serving in India, he used her poem The Nabob to feed his imaginings of how it would be when...
18 June 1714: Addison, helped by Eustace Budgell and Thomas...