Esther Vanhomrigh

Standard Name: Vanhomrigh, Esther


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Family and Intimate relationships Jonathan Swift
His first involvement, which began in 1695, was with Jane Waring or Varina, who undoubtedly hoped to marry him. Esther Johnson or Stella, whom he met as a child at Sir William Temple's...
Textual Features Dorothea Du Bois
After seven pages on grammar, she offers pattern letters: those in verse are in effect an anthology of epistolary poems by women, a patriotically generous selection of Irish writers (Mary Monck , Mary Barber
Textual Features Maria Riddell
MR 's own twenty poems include prefatory verses as editor, written for the occasion. She prints work by the late Henrietta O'Neill (the well-known Ode to the Poppy), Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire (St...
Textual Production Lucie Duff Gordon
LDG made a foray into fiction with her translation of Léon de Wailly 's Stella and Vanessa, a French novel based on Jonathan Swift 's life.
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By May 1726: Jonathan Swift published his puzzling, ambivalent...

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By May 1726

Jonathan Swift published his puzzling, ambivalent poetic account of his relationship with Esther Vanhomrigh : Cadenus and Vanessa.


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