Regency Literature: The Literary Spy of 1808

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Published in the June 1808 edition of the Lady’s Monthly Museum, this short column gives us an overview of various era authors and what some general sentiments of them were. Samuel Jackson Pratt (penname Courtney Melmoth) was a poet, dramatist and novelist born in 1749. Recognized as an early advocate for animal welfare, his most famous book was Emma Corbett: Or, The miseries of civil war … Expand

Regency Women of Character: Hannah More

Essays on various subjects, principally designed for young ladies (1810) Hannah More Hannah More (1745-1833) would eventually be known as a thought leader of evangelical, producing plays, poetry,  and later non fiction treatise on a range of moral, religious and political topics.  As a leading member of the Blue Stockings Society, she was an active campaigner against the slave trade, and dedicated to the expansion … Expand

Regency Women of Character: Miss Nash

Featured in the August 1816 La Belle Assemblee, Miss Nash was a notable actress and singer during the Regency era.  Although I wasn’t able to find much on her personal life, her reviews were very often rave; the Theatrical Inquisitor called her a “perfect representative of beauty and innocence” with a performance unsurpassed (The Theatrical Inquisitor, Or, Monthly Mirror, Volume 8) and characterized her singing … Expand