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Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Individual Item Contents: WPRP 57

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Author

More, Hannah (1745-1833).

Title

Sir Eldred of the bower, and the Bleeding rock: two legendary tales.

Imprint

London. printed for T. Cadell. 1776.

Physical description

4to. [6],49,[1]p.

Citation

Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, p. 235.

Call number

WPRP 57.

Notes

WPRP 55, 56 and 57 are bound together.
 
Bound with\: [MORE, HANNAH.]: Florio: a tale, for fine gentlemen and fine ladies: and, the Bas bleu; or, conversation. Two poems, WPRP 55.
 
Bound with\: [MORE, HANNAH.] Ode to dragon, Mr. Garrick's house-dog, at Hampton. London : Printed for T. Cadell, 1777. WPRP 56.
 
Includes Dedication. 

Three works bound together in one volume, contemporary half calf.

The second poem in the first work here, the "Bas Bleu," is a witty description of the Bluestockings, the famous gatherings of well-educated, well-connected, wealthy women, to which Hannah More was admitted through her friendship with Elizabeth Montagu, the so-called "Queen of the Bluestockings." Other Bluestockings and visitors to their soirees included Elizabeth Vesey (to whom, the "Bas Bleu" is dedicated), Mary Delany, Elizabeth Carter, Hester Chapone, Mrs. Thrale, Samuel Johnson (who helped Hannah More revise the second edition of Sir Eldred). Horace Walpole (dedicatee of "Florio"), Burke, Garrick and so on. Johnson said of the "Bas Bleu" that there was "no name in poetry that might not be glad to own it." CBEL, II, 1559.

Epigraph

Epigraph for WPRP 57 only:
 
Of them who, wrapt in Earth so cold,
No more the smiling day shall view,
Shou’d many a tender tale be told,
For many a tender thought is due.
 
LANGHORNE.

Online copies

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Contents

No Contents page. Includes:

Sir Eldred of the Bower, a Legendary Tale

Part I.

1

Part II.

17

The Bleeding Rock, a Legendary Tale

39