Memoirs of the Life of Mrs Elizabeth Carter

Memoirs of the Life of Mrs Elizabeth Carter : With a New Edition of her Poems, Some of Which Have Never Appeared Before

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Montagu Pennington (1762-1849) published this account of the life and work of the English poet and classicist Elizabeth Carter (1717-1806) in 1807. Carter first made her name in 1758 through her English translation of the work of the Greek Stoic philosopher Epictetus, for which she was acclaimed by Samuel Johnson as the 'best Greek scholar in England'. Carter also published numerous essays, articles, and translations and was an influential member of the Blue Stockings Society; later in life, she became an evangelical Christian. This volume vividly recounts her education, life, and scholarly work. Being based on her own personal papers and letters, and containing a number of Carter's poems, notes and articles, the work is an invaluable source for the life of a remarkable eighteenth-century woman. For more information on this author, see more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1 b/w illus.
  • 1139060813
  • 9781139060813

Table of contents

Preface; Memoirs; Poems; Miscellanies in prose; Notes on the Bible; Answers to objections against the New Testament; Letters, etc. on religious subjects; more