Charlotte Lennox, 1727-1804

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Biographical note

British writer. Born in New York, of which her father, Colonel Ramsay, was Governor. She wrote a novel, The Female Quixote (1752), which had considerable vogue in its day. Her other writings — novels, translations, and a play — are now forgotten. She was befriended by Dr. Johnson. Mrs. Thrale said that “everybody admired Mrs. Lennox, but nobody liked her.”

[From A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin, 1910]

Works

Poetry

Novels

Plays

  • The Sister [1762]
  • Old City Manners [177]

Non-fiction

  • The Greek Theatre of Father Brumoy [as translator]
  • Shakespear Illustrated [1753]
  • Memoirs of Maximilian de Bethune, Duke of Sully [1755, as translator]
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