See also:British writer, daughter cif Colonel
See also:governor of New
See also:York, was
See also:born in 1720 . She went to
See also:London in 1735, and, being
See also:left unprovided for at her
See also:death, she began to
See also:earn her living by writing . She made some unsuccessful appearances on the stage and married in 1748 .
See also:Johnson had an exaggerated admiration for her . " Three such
See also:women," he said, speaking of
See also:Carter, Hannah More and Fanny
See also:Burney, " are not to be found; I know not where to find a
See also:fourth, except Mrs Lennox, who is
See also:superior to them all." Her chief
See also:works are: The
See also:Female Quixote; or the Adventz,res of Arabella (1752), a novel; Shakespear illustrated; or the novels and histories on which the plays . . . are founded (1753-1754), in which she argued that
See also:Shakespeare had spoiled the stories he borrowed for his plots by interpolating unnecessary intrigues and incidents; The
See also:Life of Harriet
See also:Stuart (1751), a novel; and The
See also:Sister, a
See also:comedy produced at Covent
See also:Garden (18th
See also:February 1769) . This last was withdrawn after the first
See also:night, after a stormy reception, due, said Goldsmith, to the fact that its author had abused Shakespeare .
COUNTESS OF MARGARET LENNOX (1515-1578)
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