No, now that she has become a bluestocking
she has finally renounced her former infatuations," he told himself.
Before long it becomes apparent to this desperate, unconventional woman, raised as a boy and developing into an ardent bluestocking
, that her lover has no desire to do anything beyond using her and her supposed wealth for his own mercenary ends.
Betty Schellenberg's opening chapter, "Reading in an Epistolary Community in Eighteenth-Century England," is a fascinating study of letters about books exchanged between the Bluestocking
sisters Elizabeth Montagu and Sarah Scott, across a span of fifty-five years (1740-95).
It does appear that his sheer volume of publication as well as his full-volume style figure Layton's attempt to blunderbuss mortality, critics, anti-Semites, blue-pencil prudes, and even those bluestocking
ladies resistant to his pugnacious tenderness.
It's being put on by Burlesque Cardiff and Swansea's Bluestocking
Lounge and the sold-out festival will highlight the diverse ranges from comedy and classic to neo-burlesque.
They never met, to her relief perhaps - since Puckler Muskau seems to have epitomised the 'specious coxcomb' against whom John Austin had once warned her - and almost certainly to his since his debts were pressing and he needed a very great deal of money, not the passion of a penniless bluestocking
Join us on July 10, 2010 for "The Thoughtful Page Turner" at 7pm at Bluestocking
Books in Manhattan for an evening of readings and discussion about First Cause.
The exhibition and its accompanying catalogue studied the influence of the Bluestocking
Circle, with particular focus on the group around Elizabeth Montague in the 1770s; traced the development of the work, social organization and public reception of the Circle through the 1780s; outlined the political reaction and its effect on the Circle in the 1790s; and finally examined the legacy of the Bluestockings
in the early nineteenth century, with some comments on the twentieth.
Certainly some hosts, notably the Bluestocking
circle, deplored the fashion for cards in preference to stimulating talk.
The letter is itself an example of camp by its outrageously bluestocking
Roberts, in Mary Russell Mitford: The Tragedy of a Bluestocking
(London: Andrew Melrose, 1913) offers chronological evidence that suggests the family story of their initial involvement with Coleridge may have been embellished.
Oliver is instantly fascinated by the beauteous bluestocking
, and engages her in a heated dialogue that implicitly excludes his son.