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Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire


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Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire : The Sylph: a Novel

'her [Fanny Burney's] Scoundrel Bookseller having advertised the Sylph along with it [Evelina] lately, and endeavouring to make the World believe it [italics] hers [end italics]; Mrs Leveson runs about Town saying how clever Miss Burney must be! & what Knowledge of [italics] Mankind [end italics] She must have! Knowledge of Mankind! in good time; the Sylph is an obscene Novel, and more [italics] Knowledge of Mankind [end italics] is indeed wanting to't than any [italics] professed [end italics] Virgin should have.'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Hester Lynch Thrale      Print: Book


Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire : [a Song]

'Two days ago somebody shew'd me a Song written by the Duchess of Devonshire which began thus Boy! bring my Flow'rs and bind my Hair: I could but laugh to think how her Grace had been studying Translations from Horace till She adopted a Style wch [italics] to her [end italics] must appear strangely unnatural'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Hester Lynch Thrale      Manuscript: Unknown


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