Joanna Baillie

Joanna Baillie

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Joanna Baillie (11 September 1762 - 23 February 1851) was a Scottish poet and dramatist. Baillie was very well-known during her lifetime and, though a woman, intended her plays not for the closet but for the stage. Admired both for her literary powers and her sweetness of disposition, she hosted a brilliant literary society in her cottage at Hampstead. Baillie died at the age of 88, her faculties remaining unimpaired to the last. Baillie was born in 1762. Her father, Rev. James Baillie (c.1722-1778), was a Presbyterian minister and briefly, during the two years before his death, a Professor of Divinity at the University of Glasgow. Her mother Dorothea Hunter (c.1721-1806) was a sister of the great physicians and anatomists, William and John Hunter. The Baillies were an old Scottish family, and claimed among their ancestors the Scottish patriot Sir William Wallace.show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134921394
  • 9786134921398