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Elizabeth Harris


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Elizabeth Harris : From Oxford to Rome

'If you happen to have heard Mr. Sullivan's conversation with me about "From Oxford to Rome' it may interest you to know that the authoress is a Miss Harris, daughter of a Dissenting Minister at Wallingford, & that she is still a Roman Catholic, in spite of her book.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Mary Russell Mitford      Print: Book


Elizabeth Harrison : Miscellanies

'Th authours of the essays in prose [in "Miscellanies" published by Elizabeth Harrison] seem generally to have imitated or tried to imitate, the copiousness and luxuriance of Mrs [italics] Rowe [end italics]. This, however, is not all their praise; they have laboured to add to her brightness of imagery, her purity of sentiments. The poets have had Dr [italics] Watts [end italics] before their eyes; a writer, who, if he stood not in the first class of genius, compensated that defect by a ready application of his powers to the promotion of piety'.

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Samuel Johnson      Print: Book


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