At home her mother had read to her daughters, while they sewed, Greek and Roman history, and writers like Pope
, and Cowper
. At four Anna could recite long passages from Milton
Intertextuality and Influence
It was, however, plagiarised by John Hewitt
in his Fatal Falsehood in 1734, and used by Gotthold Lessing
in Miss Sara Sampson, 1755, which has been called the first eighteenth-century German domestic tragedy.
Bowyer, John Wilson. The Celebrated Mrs Centlivre. Duke University Press, 1952.
Dark times is a phrase from Brecht
. It is almost synonymous here with the twentieth century, though HA
has a piece on Lessing
, who lived two centuries earlier. She uses men to signify...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text
C. E. Plumptre
CP's discussion of Pantheism begins with Hindu and Buddhist texts (The Vedas, Brahminism, The Vedanta Philosophy, The Bhagavad Gita), then moves through several Greek schools. In the modern period she...