Elizabeth Carter 1717 1806

Elizabeth Carter  1717 1806

Elizabeth Carter 1717 1806

This edition includes 111 letters and a brief note. Written by Miss Carter, they are dated from 23 October 1737, when she was a young woman in her twentieth year, to 30 May 1804, less than two years before her death on 19 February 1806. They have not been published before and are a very small portion of the thousands of letters that she sent and received. Part of their value lies in the fact that they provide a better understanding of the learned, religious person whom her nephew, Montagu Pennington, wished to portray in his Memoirs of Miss Carter. They show, as well, how generous and dependable a friend she was; how faithful in keeping contact; how witty and lighthearted she could be; and how serious. For each friend and correspondent Miss Carter uses a distinct tone. The contents of her letters are tailored to meet the character, the interests, the concerns, the situation and style of life of the person to whom she is writing; and each letter reflects the particular relationships between Miss Carter and her correspondent.

A Woman of Wit and Wisdom

A Woman of Wit and Wisdom

A Woman of Wit and Wisdom


A Woman of Wit and Wisdom A Memoir of Elizabeth Carter One of the basbleu Society 1717 1806

A Woman of Wit and Wisdom  A Memoir of Elizabeth Carter  One of the  basbleu  Society  1717 1806

A Woman of Wit and Wisdom A Memoir of Elizabeth Carter One of the basbleu Society 1717 1806

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A Woman of Wit and Wisdom

A Woman of Wit and Wisdom

A Woman of Wit and Wisdom

Excerpt from A Woman of Wit and Wisdom: A Memoir of Elizabeth Carter, One of the 'Bas Bleu' Society, 1717-1806 Few but the most enthusiastic students of the eighteenth century can find time to dig for the hidden treasures that lie buried in the numerous volumes containing the life and letters of Mrs. Elizabeth Carter. To throw light upon the brilliant picture of her personality, brimful of animation, and of mental and physical activity, and to focus the many side-lights that stream in from various sources upon the stage on which this remarkable woman moved, with men and women of genius clustering in the foreground, it is necessary to explore the mass of contemporary literature that recalls her times, and the gifted circle to which she belonged. The endeavour to bring back, however faintly, even a breath of the atmosphere of those days that are long since gone is a refreshing and invigorating task. No picture can ever be complete. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

A Woman of Wit and Wisdom

A Woman of Wit and Wisdom

A Woman of Wit and Wisdom

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.