A Book of Sibyls: Mrs. Barbauld, Miss Edgeworth, Mrs Opie, by Anne Thackeray Ritchie

By Anne Thackeray Ritchie

Anne Thackeray Ritchie (1837-1919) was once a author and the eldest daughter of the novelist W. M. Thackeray. She had a tumultuous formative years: her mom suffered from melancholy and used to be ultimately devoted to a hospital, and the kin skilled poverty prior to her father's literary luck. Anne used to be tremendous with regards to her father, who renowned her mind and inspired her writing. while he died, Anne manage apartment along with her sister Harriet and her brother-in-law, the literary journalist Leslie Stephen. Anne's novels have been serialised within the Cornhill journal, which her father had edited, and their good fortune verified her literary acceptance. A booklet of Sibyls is Anne's learn of 4 woman writers: the poet Anna Laetitia Barbauld and the novelists Amelia Opie, Maria Edgeworth and Jane Austen. for additional information in this writer, see http://orlando.cambridge.org/public/svPeople?person_id=ritcan [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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Leadbeater, writing at the time to Mrs. Trench. Many severe and wounding reviews appeared, and this may A Book of Sibyls, by 31 have influenced Miss Edgeworth in her own objection to having her Memoirs published by her family. Mr. Edgeworth's life was most extraordinary, comprising in fact three or four lives in the place of that one usually allowed to most people, some of us having to be moderately content with a half or three-quarters of existence. But his versatility of mind was no less remarkable than his tenacity of purpose and strength of affection, though some measure of sentiment must have certainly been wanting, and his fourth marriage must have taken most people by surprise.

Leadbeater's labours. The charming and well-known Mrs. Trench who was also Mary Leadbeater's friend, writes warmly praising the notes. ' All these are pleasant specimens of the Edgeworth correspondence, which, however (following the course of most correspondence), does not seem to have been always equally agreeable. There are some letters (among others which I have been allowed to see) written by Maria about this time to an unfortunate young man who seems to have annoyed her greatly by his excited importunities.

Lord Henry Petty, as Maria's friend Lord Lansdowne was then called, was in Paris, and Rogers the poet, and Kosciusko, cured of his wounds. For the first time they now made the acquaintance of M. Dumont, a lifelong friend and correspondent. There were many others--the Delesserts, of the French Protestant faction, Madame Suard, to whom the romantic Thomas Day had paid court some thirty years before, and Madame Campan, and Madame Récamier, and Madame de Rémusat, and Madame de Houdetot, now seventy-two years of age, but Rousseau's Julie still, and Camille Jordan, and the Chevalier Edelcrantz, from the Court of the King of Sweden.

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