Francis, Lord Jeffrey

Standard Name: Jeffrey, Francis,,, Lord


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Friends, Associates Felicia Hemans
While in Scotland she met not only Scott and Jeffrey , she met in person her publisher William Blackwood , writer Anne Grant , critic John Wilson , and sculptor Angus Fletcher .
Lawrence, Rose. The Last Autumn at a Favorite Residence, with Other Poems. G. and J. Robinson, etc. and John Murray.
Hughes, Harriet Browne Owen, and Felicia Hemans. “Memoir of Mrs. Hemans”. The Works of Mrs. Hemans, W. Blackwood, pp. 1-315.
Friends, Associates Jane Marcet
JM probably knew her husband's friends Edward Jenner and William Hyde Wollaston ; she certainly knew and corresponded with John Yelloy . She was a friend on her own account of Margaret Bryan ,
Marcet, Jane. “Introduction”. Chemistry in the Schoolroom: 1806, edited by Hazel Rossotti, AuthorHouse, p. i - xxi.
iii, v n6
Friends, Associates Harriet Martineau
In 1838, HM met the British diplomat David Urquhart , who was known for his championship of Turkey against Russia. Although she recorded her dislike for his social egotism and misogynistic opinions, his hatred and...
Friends, Associates Thomas Moore
TM had a talent for beginning friendships under bizarre circumstances. Francis Jeffrey 's review of Moore's anti-American Epistles, Odes, and other Poems (1806) sparked a famous (short-lived) feud between the two men. Jeffrey's negative review...
Friends, Associates Catherine Crowe
CC had already become a friend of Sydney Smith and his family. In Edinburgh she became friendly with members of various intellectual circles, including astronomer John Pringle Nichol , chemist Samuel Brown , artist David Scott
Friends, Associates Catherine Fanshawe
CF 's friends included other highly literate middle-class women such as Mary Berry and Anne Grant in Edinburgh. (Her friendship with Grant was maintained entirely by correspondence—she and her sisters hoped to visit Edinburgh in...
Friends, Associates Anne Grant
She became a noted figure in Edinburgh literary and social circles. Among her friends were Lady Charlotte Campbell (later Bury) ,
Paston, George, and George Paston. “Mrs. Grant of Laggan”. Little Memoirs of the Eighteenth Century, E. P. Dutton, pp. 237-96.
Lord Jeffrey , Sir Walter Scott , Henry Mackenzie , and other literati...
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Hamilton
While in Wales they visited Lady Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby (the ladies of Llangollen) and in the Lakes they stayed with Elizabeth Smith and her family.
Benger, Elizabeth Ogilvy. Memoirs of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Hamilton. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown.
1: 152-4
Smith, Elizabeth. Fragments, In Prose and Verse. Editor Bowdler, Henrietta Maria, Richard Cruttwell.
In Edinburgh in 1803...
Literary responses Sarah Austin
Francis Jeffrey , literary critic of the Edinburgh Review, praised the translation as deserving a fair measure of fame.
Hamburger, Lotte, and Joseph Hamburger. Troubled Lives: John and Sarah Austin. University of Toronto Press.
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder.
Literary responses Elizabeth Hamilton
This was the most popular of EH 's novels during her lifetime and long afterwards. Maria Edgeworth said its humour made it loved in Ireland. Francis Jeffrey reviewed it enthusiastically.
Perkins, Pamela. Women Writers and the Edinburgh Enlightenment. Rodopi.
By 1822 it had...
Literary responses Joanna Baillie
In general JB was criticised for lacking stage-craft—by Elizabeth Inchbald , for example, who must have been a good judge. It was said that her sonorously-voiced passions float unanchored; her comedies are too sweet.
Feminist Companion Archive.
Literary responses Joanna Baillie
The Critical Review called this volume a work of such great and original merit,
Critical Review. W. Simpkin and R. Marshall.
2d ser. 37: 201
though it also said that JB 's initial success had been fed by her anonymity. Anna Letitia Barbauld
Literary responses Joanna Baillie
Francis Jeffrey in the Edinburgh Review, with continued animosity, called these plays as poor in incident and character, and as sluggish in their pace, as any that languish on the Continental stage, without their...
Literary responses Felicia Hemans
FH 's critical standing was high following the publication of Records of Woman. In October 1829 Francis Jeffrey published a laudatory and influential review of her poetry (ostensibly of the second editions of Records...
Literary responses Joanna Baillie
The Chief Justice of Ceylon, Sir Alexander Johnstone , asked that two of JB 's last plays be translated into Singalese.One—The Bride, A Tragedy (published in summer 1828), had a Singalese subject.
Quarterly Review. J. Murray.
38 (1828): 602


10 October 1802: The Edinburgh Review (founded by Henry Brougham...

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10 October 1802

The Edinburgh Review (founded by Henry Brougham as a quarterly magazine of liberal views) published its first issue; it became a leading voice under editors like Francis Jeffrey and Sydney Smith , and lasted until...

August 1811: Francis Jeffrey wrote in the Edinburgh Review...

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August 1811

Francis Jeffrey wrote in the Edinburgh Review that for real force and originality of genius the age of Shakespeare outranked various other famous ages in cultural history, including the Augustan.


Francis, Lord Jeffrey,. “Art. II. <span data-tei-ns-tag="tei_title" data-tei-title-lvl=‘m’>Records of Woman: with Other Poems</span>. By Felicia Hemans etc”. Edinburgh Review, Vol.
, pp. 32-47.