Sir Samuel Romilly

Standard Name: Romilly, Sir Samuel


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Friends, Associates Maria Edgeworth
By now ME was a celebrity, and could count on being introduced to the local literati when she travelled. On this visit to London she finally met Etiénne Dumont , the utilitarian, with whom she...
Friends, Associates Mary Russell Mitford
A few years later, as a published author, MRM became friendly with James Perry (editor of the Morning Chronicle). At his house she met a number of eminent men: politicians Lord Brougham and Lord Erskine
politics Lady Caroline Lamb
LCL contributed generously in time and energy to the election campaign of her brother-in-law George Lamb for the Westminster seat that was vacated by the suicide of Sir Samuel Romilly .
Douglass, Paul. Lady Caroline Lamb. Palgrave Macmillan.
Textual Production Margaret Croker
MC published, with her name and a quotation from Byron , A Tribute to the Memory of Sir Samuel Romilly.
Romilly, a reforming lawyer, killed himself after his wife's death.
Croker, Margaret. A Tribute to the Memory of Sir Samuel Romilly. John Souter.
Textual Production Mary Stockdale
MS published A Shroud for Sir S. Romilly , An Elegy, on the reforming lawyer who had died by his own hand.
British Library Catalogue.
Textual Production Mary Stockdale
She had written and published a different and happier poem for him, A Plume for Sir Samuel Romilly ; or, The Offering of the Fatherless, An Elegy, when he was standing for election to...


2 November 1818: Sir Samuel Romilly, well known as an energetic...

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2 November 1818

Sir Samuel Romilly , well known as an energetic and popular reforming MP and lawyer, killed himself by cutting his throat.


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