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Mrs Donnelon


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Elizabeth Carter : 'To a Lady Fond of Life'

[Catherine Talbot to Elizabeth Carter, 7 February 1755:] 'Did not you permit Miss Highmore to give [Mrs Donnelon] a copy of your poem "To a Lady fond of Life?" She shewed it lately to Sir George Lyttleton, who thought and spoke of it as he ought, and earnestly begged for a copy. This she was too honourable to grant. The Bishop of Oxford says she was [italics]too[end italics] scrupulous.'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Mrs Donnelon      Manuscript: Unknown


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