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The Contrast II: Bruising the Serpent’s Head, the Little Sister, and Christian Professions

Emma Major

in Madam Britannia: Women, Church, and Nation 1712-1812

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199699377
eISBN:
9780191738029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699377.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter looks at the period 1790–1811. It argues that the French Revolution and subsequent wars with France created a sense of national emergency that caused writers such as Hannah More, Sarah ... More


Hannah More: The First Victorian

Anne Stott

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274888
eISBN:
9780191714962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274888.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Hannah More was a public figure at a time when the ideology of separate spheres relegated women to the private and the domestic. She was a friend of many notable writers, artists, and intellectuals ... More


‘Jacob and Rachel’: Zachary Macaulay and Selina Mills

Anne Stott

in Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter opens with an account of Selina Mills, the daughter of a Quaker bookseller in Bristol. It shows how she took over the running of the school set up by Hannah More and her sisters. The ... More


The Other Without and the Other Within

Brian K. Pennington

in Was Hinduism Invented?: Britons, Indians, and the Colonial Construction of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195166552
eISBN:
9780199835690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166558.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines the genesis of the missionary movement in Great Britain and the strategies for proselytization adopted by upper class, evangelical Christianity. Situated at the center of ... More


Appearance as Experience: Three Women’s Texts about Taste of the 1770s

James Noggle

in The Temporality of Taste in Eighteenth-Century British Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642434
eISBN:
9780191738579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642434.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Taking three texts about taste by women in the 1770s as examples, this chapter argues that the discourse of taste, after mid-century, disadvantages women in two distinct ways. It identifies them as ... More


‘Too precipitate’?: William Wilberforce and Barbara Spooner

Anne Stott

in Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter begins with an account of Wilberforce’s Practical View (1797). It then describes his precipitate engagement in Bath to Barbara Spooner. The couple’s honeymoon was spent visiting Hannah ... More


‘Serious duties’: Henry Thornton and Marianne Sykes

Anne Stott

in Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Following the pattern of the preceding chapter this deals with Henry Thornton’s courtship of Marianne Sykes, making extensive use of the material in the Thornton, Wilberforce and Venn papers. It ... More


The Pleasures of Memory, Part I: Curiosity as Didacticism in The Old Curiosity Shop

Sarah Winter

in The Pleasures of Memory: Learning to Read with Charles Dickens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233526
eISBN:
9780823241132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233526.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines one of Dickens's most popular serial novels alongside the religious tracts that were a hallmark of Evangelical propagandizing. Even as it shares with Evangelical tracts certain ... More


Clapham, Family and Friends

in Zachary Macaulay 1768–1838: The Steadfast Scot in the British Anti-Slavery Movement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846316968
eISBN:
9781846317057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317057.009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines Zachary Macaulay's relationship with his family and friends. It explains that Macaulay was often separated from his family because of his public duty and his work for the ... More


‘Wholesome labour’: the work of reading

Richard De Ritter

in Imagining women readers, 1789-1820: Well-regulated minds

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090332
eISBN:
9781781707241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090332.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses the way in which ‘domestic’ femininity was defined in relation, rather than opposition, to the public discourses of work and productivity. Focusing predominantly upon conduct ... More


‘Like a sheet of white paper’: books, bodies and the sensuous materials of the mind

Richard De Ritter

in Imagining women readers, 1789-1820: Well-regulated minds

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090332
eISBN:
9781781707241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090332.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter investigates the legacy of John Locke's ideas about education, reading, and identity formation. Focusing on conduct and educational literature, as well as material from the Lady's ... More


An Appeal to the Higher Ranks of Society

Hannah More

in Early Evangelicalism: A Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199916955
eISBN:
9780190258368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916955.003.0052
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents excerpts from Hannah More's Thoughts on the Importance of the Manners of the Great to General Society (1788). Although born in relative poverty, More ascended to a position ... More


Envisioning the Unthinkable: History, Agency, and the Haitian Revolution

Franca Dellarosa

in Talking Revolution: Edward Rushton's Rebellious Poetics, 1782-1814

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781781381441
eISBN:
9781781382189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381441.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter investigates Edward Rushton’s poetic homage to the revolutionary uprisings in the Caribbean, i.e. the ballad ‘Toussaint to His Troops’ (1802?). It is argued that the poem anticipates C. ... More


Hannah More (1745–1833)

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0040
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

Born in England, Hannah More moved to London to pursue a writing career. Many of More’s early works were plays, but in the 1780s she began to write on subjects related to politics. In 1788, she ... More


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