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 Advertisements: Studies in Landscape

January 1818 Ackermann’s Repository This is actually pretty impressive, as John Laporte (1761-1839) was a talented and known landscape painter and etcher.  From London, Laporte’s daughter and son would also become famous artists in their own right.  Below is one of Laporte’s paintings.

Regency Reader Questions: Hyde Park and Driving in the Dark

Question: All the schedules I can find indicate that one called on acquaintances at 5 pm or later.  And that the “fashionable hour” was from about 4:30 to 7:30 pm. If the Season was basically winter, that means people were shopping and promenading driving in Hyde Park in the dark. In dark and dreary weather. Yet no one says, these things happened in the dark … Expand