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Montagu Mrs (Elizabeth) 1718-1800

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Works: 296 works in 885 publications in 4 languages and 8,857 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sources  Biography  Life skills guides  Juvenile works  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Dedicatee
Classifications: PR2975, 822.33
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An essay on the writings and genius of Shakspeare, compared with the Greek and French dramatic poets; with some remarks upon the misrepresentations of Mons. de Voltaire by Montagu( Book )

190 editions published between 1749 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1810. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... UPON THE DEATH or JULIUS CiESAR; THE Tragedies of Cinna, and Julius Caesar, are each of them the representation of a conspiracy ; but it cannot be denied that our countryman has been by far more judicious in his choice of the story. An abortive scheme, in which some people of obscure fame were engaged, and even in whom, as they are represented, the enterprise was pardoned, more from contempt of their abilities and power, than the clemency of the emperor, makes a poor figure in contrast with that conspiracy, which, formed by the first characters in Rome, effected the destruction of the greatest man the world ever produced, and was succeeded by the most memorable consequences. History furnishes various examples of men of base and treacherous natures, of dissolute manners, ruined fortunes, and lost reputations, uniting in horrid association to destroy their prince. Ambition Ambition often cuts itself a bloody way to greatness.--Exasperated misery sometimes plunges its desperate dagger in the breast of the oppressor. The cabal of a court, the mutiny of a camp, the wild zeal of fanatics, have too frequently produced events of that nature. But this conspiracy was formed of very different elements. It was the genius of Rome, the rights of her constitution, the spirit of her laws, that rose against the ambition of Caesar; they steeled the heart, and whetted the dagger of the mild, the virtuous, the gentle Brutus, to give the mortal wound, not to a tyrant, who had fastened fetters on his fellow-citizens, but to the conqueror, who had made almost the whole world wear their chains; and who was then preparing to subdue the only empire that remained unsubjected to them. Can there be a subject more worthy of the Tragic Muse, than an action so important in its consequences, an
Dialogues of the dead by George Lyttelton Lyttelton( Book )

109 editions published between 1760 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters from Mrs. Elizabeth Carter to Mrs. Montagu between the years 1755 and 1800 by Elizabeth Carter( Book )

14 editions published between 1817 and 1973 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters on the improvement of the mind, addressed to a young lady by Chapone( Book )

37 editions published between 1774 and 1820 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a series of letters to her niece, the author stresses the importance of religion, self-control, and politeness as characteristics of a proper lady
Bluestocking letters by R. Brimley Johnson( Book )

5 editions published in 1926 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Montagu, "Queen of the blues", her letters and friendships from 1762 to 1800 by Montagu( Book )

27 editions published between 1900 and 1924 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Montagu, the queen of the bluestockings, her correspondence from 1720 to 1761 by Montagu( Book )

27 editions published between 1906 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bluestocking, author and hostess, Elizabeth Montagu (1718-1800) exercised an influence far beyond literary scholarship. Compiled by a relative, Emily Climenson, and published in 1906, this collection of her correspondence provides an excellent introduction to the culture and politics of eighteenth-century polite society. In chapters enriched by portraits of both Elizabeth and her correspondents, readers are invited to witness the public and personal interactions and entertainments of Montagu and her circle. The text contains accounts of operas, masquerades, concerts and marriages, and serious philosophical conjectures are mingled with witty and sometimes acerbic notes on 'gowns and fans', 'the northern gentry', 'spa towns' and the gallant actions of 'a brave gamekeeper'. Interwoven with portions of letters received from intimate friends, in particular the Duke and Duchess of Portland, Volume 1 takes the reader from Montagu's birth through to 1751
Letters on the improvement of the mind addressed to a young lady by Chapone( )

4 editions published between 1786 and 1793 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters on the improvement of the mind : Addressed to a young lady. : [Twelve lines from Addison] : In two volumes. by Chapone( Book )

8 editions published between 1783 and 1793 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters on the improvement of the mind Addressed to a young lady by Chapone( )

3 editions published in 1783 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on the writings and genius of Shakespear by Montagu( )

4 editions published between 1769 and 2005 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialogues of the dead by George Lyttelton Lyttelton( )

6 editions published between 1765 and 2005 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lady of the last century (Mrs. Elizabeth Montagu): illustrated in her unpublished letters; collected and arranged, with a biographical sketch, and a chapter on blue stockings by Doran( Book )

4 editions published in 1873 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography based on the private letters of a prominent 18th century lady
Dialogues of the dead by George Lyttelton Lyttelton( )

9 editions published in 1775 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of Mrs. Elizabeth Montagu, with some of the letters of her correspondents by Montagu( Book )

13 editions published between 1809 and 2015 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This four-volume edition of the letters of Mrs Elizabeth Montagu (1718-1800), the 'Queen of the Bluestockings', was edited by her nephew and adopted son Matthew (1762-1831) and published in 1809-13. The daughter of wealthy parents, and well educated in history and languages, at the age of twenty-one she married Edward Montagu, a grandson of the earl of Sandwich whose income derived from northern estates and coal mines, and began to establish a London salon attended by the intellectual cream of British society, including Johnson, Burke, Garrick, Hannah More and Hester Chapone. The letters (and some correspondence from her circle) are arranged chronologically. Volume 2 covers the period from 1741 to 1744, including her marriage to the fifty-year-old Edward Montagu in August 1742, and the sudden death of her beloved only son in 1744
Four new dialogues of the dead by George Lyttelton Lyttelton( Book )

7 editions published in 1765 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apologie de Sakespeart['], en réponse à la critique de m. de Voltaire by Montagu( Book )

4 editions published in 1777 in French and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Montagu and her friends, 1720-1800; a sketch by René Huchon( Book )

1 edition published in 1907 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mrs. Montagu, queen of the blues by John Busse( Book )

1 edition published in 1928 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reports of Cases Decided by the Lord Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor( )

1 edition published in 1830 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Elizabeth Montagu, the queen of the bluestockings, her correspondence from 1720 to 1761
Alternative Names
Elizabeth Montagu

Elizabeth Montagu Brits auteur

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Elizabeth Montagu letterata e mecenate inglese

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Montagu, Elizabeth Robinson

Montagu, Elizabeth Robinson, 1718-1800

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Montagu Mrs. 1720-1800

Montague, Elizabeth 1720?-1800

Montaigu, Mistriss 1720?-1800

Robinson, Elizabeth

Robinson Elizabeth 1718-1800

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Languages
English (540)

French (19)

German (10)

Italian (2)

Covers
Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism