Mary Robinson (Poet)

Mary Robinson (Poet)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Mary Robinson (n e Darby) (27 November 1757 - 26 December 1800) was an English poet and novelist. During her lifetime she is known as 'the English Sappho'. She was also known for her role as Perdita (heroine of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale) in 1779 and as the first public mistress of George IV. Mary Darby was born in Bristol, England to John Darby, a sea captain, and Hester Seys. According to her memoirs, Mary gives her birth in 1758 but the year 1757 seems more likely according to recently published research (see appendix to Byrne, 2005). Her father deserted her mother when Mary was still a child, and Mrs Darby supported herself and the five children born of the marriage by starting a school for young girls (where Mary taught by her 14th birthday). However, during one of his brief returns to the family, Captain Darby had the school closed (which he was entitled to do by English law). Mary, who at one point attended a school run by the social reformer Hannah More, came to the attention of actor David Garrick.show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134917915
  • 9786134917919