's early literary friends included Edward Lovibond
, a Surrey poet who (she says in her verse collection) trained her in poetry, George Hardinge
, a distinguished lawyer and also a writer,
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Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Intertextuality and Influence
Following the death this month of Edward Lovibond
, her poetic mentor, EM
lamented him in verse; she had addressed poetry to him during his lifetime.
Lovibond, born in 1723, lived at Hampton in Surrey...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text
The volume opens with an anti-war poem (as well as reprinting Anna's Complaint and The Temptation) and includes several pieces on deaths: of family members, of a baby, of Edward Lovibond
, of Horace Walpole