Standard Name: Virgil


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Education Elizabeth Taylor
Her first school, where she went at the age of six, was a little private establishment called Leopold House, which gave a grounding in English and maths and team games.
Beauman, Nicola. The Other Elizabeth Taylor. Persephone Books.
When Betty was eleven...
Education Charlotte Guest
Lady Charlotte received a standard home education. She soon found that she loved serious learning and set out to pursue it. Studying on her own, she discovered and devoured Chaucer (from whom as an old...
Education Ursula K. Le Guin
UKLG learned Latin in her seventies in order to write a novel with connections to the Aeneid by Virgil .
Brown, Jeremy K. Ursula K. Le Guin. Chelsea House.
Education Isabella Whitney
IW says she read the Bible, then history, then Latin authors both classical and Renaissance: Virgil , Ovid , and Mantuan .
Whitney, Isabella. A Sweet Nosegay, or Pleasant Posy. Editor Students of Sara Jayne Steen, Montana State University.
Education Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck
In the house of an aunt she was surprised to find novels (particularly those of Richardson ) a topic of conversation,
Schimmelpenninck, Mary Anne. Life of Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck. Editor Hankin, Christiana C., Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts.
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and that (in her own judgement) Fielding and Smollett , and various...
Education Harriette Wilson
While she was still in her teens, although engaged in her second paid sexual relationship, her lover Frederic Lamb set out to get her reading Milton , Shakespeare , Byron , theRambler, Virgil
Education Mary Somerville
The summer Mary was thirteen she lived at Jedburgh and there, from her Liberal uncle Thomas Somerville , found her first significant intellectual encouragement: for the first time in my life, I met ....
Education Lady Arbella Stuart
LAS had a varied upbringing, living in the households of Bess of Hardwick, Mary Queen of Scots, and her aunt and uncle Mary and Gilbert Talbot. Before she was eight she was betrothed for the...
Education Jane Welsh Carlyle
JWC 's Latin lessons began at the age of four, and by the time she was nine she was studying Virgil .
Surtees, Virginia. Jane Welsh Carlyle. Michael Russell.
Her formal schooling began at the Grammar School run by William Graham
Family and Intimate relationships Sara Coleridge
On her wedding day her father conveyed to SC as his gift a valuable folio copy of Virgil 's Georgics published two years previously with the text given in six languages. He inscribed it, indicating...
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Wesley
In wartime London in 1944 she met journalist, linguist, and playwright Eric Siepmann .
Wright, Daphne. “Mary Wesley”. Guardian Weekly.
Marnham, Patrick. Wild Mary: the Life of Mary Wesley. Chatto and Windus.
While they dined in the same restaurant, but not together, he sent her a series of increasingly drunken notes...
Intertextuality and Influence Anna Maria Mackenzie
Dryden 's Virgil translation supplies an epigraph for the title-page. An authorial Advertisement, apologetic in tone, says the book will be realistic, moral, and well-intentioned. Louisa Jenkins writes the first letter while staying with her...
Intertextuality and Influence Judith Cowper Madan
The poem in its later version, headed with a quotation from Virgil , opens: Unequal, how shall I the search begin, / Or paint with artless hand the awful scene?
Concanen, Matthew, editor. The Flower-Piece. Walthoe.
JCM calls on the...
Intertextuality and Influence Edith Templeton
Sometimes ET sets out to shock the reader, as when she remarks that Pilate is her favourite biblical character: the model of a detached, fair, and judicious colonial governor.
Templeton, Edith. The Surprise of Cremona. Eyre and Spottiswoode.
Sometimes she writes persuasively, as...
Intertextuality and Influence Mrs Martin
Indeed, as in MM 's previous novels, the narrative technique contributes largely to the reader's enjoyment. The narrator addresses the reader as dear Madam, then (without modifying this address) invites her to call the narrator...


About 1136: The obscure figure known as Geoffrey of Monmouth,...

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About 1136

The obscure figure known as Geoffrey of Monmouth , who was probably Bishop of St Asaph (though many other roles have been assigned him), finished writing his History of the Kings of Britain, or...

By late 1697: John Dryden published by subscription his...

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By late 1697

John Dryden published by subscription his versetranslation of Virgil 's Works; it was the first time a literary work by a living author had been published by this means.

May 1842: Jane Johnston Schoolcraft, the first American...

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May 1842

Jane Johnston Schoolcraft , the first American Indian poet known to have written in English
Noori, Margaret. “Bicultural before There Was a Word for It”. Women’s Review of Books, Vol.
, No. 2, pp. 7-9.
as well as in her native Ojibwe or Ojibwa, died in her early forties at her sister's home in Canada.

1861: A company in Salem, Massachusetts, issued...

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A company in Salem, Massachusetts, issued what seems to be the earliest version of a game called Authors, whose object was to collect sets of cards bearing the names of writers and the...


Virgil,. P. Virgilii Maronis opera. Editor Grierson, Constantia, George Grierson, 1724.