- (1743-1809)Born in Tiverton, Devonshire, the daughter of Philip Parkhouse, a bookseller, she married a captain in the East India Company's service. Challenged by her husband to write a better play than the one they had just seen, she produced The Runaway, performed at Drury Lane in 1776. She experienced great anxiety about the performances of her plays, and this involved her in newspaper warfare with Hannah More, whom she taxed with plagiarism. She also quarreled with the managers of Drury Lane and Covent Garden by alleging that they had misused her manuscripts. Some of her main publications: Albina, Countess Raimond, 1779 (tragedy). The Belle's Stratagem, 1780 (comedy). The Maid of Arragon, 1780 (two volumes, poetry). Which Is the Man? 1782 (comedy). A Bold Stroke for a Husband, 1783 (comedy). The Scottish Village, or Pitcairn Green, 1787 (poetry). A Day in Turkey, or the Russian Slaves, 1792 (comedy). The Town Before You, 1795 (comedy). The Siege of Acre, 1799 (four volumes). Some of her other poems: "A Charity Hymn," "Elegy on a Field of Battle," "The Death of Chatterton," "The Lame Youth."Sources: Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition, 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. Eighteenth Century Women Poets: An Oxford Antholog y. Roger Lonsdale, ed. Oxford University Press, 1989. The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). The National Portrait Gallery (www.npg.org.uk). The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000.
British and Irish poets. A biographical dictionary. William Stewart. 2015.
Look at other dictionaries:
Hannah Cowley — (14 March 1743 – 11 March 1809) was an English dramatist and poet. Although Cowley’s plays and poetry did not enjoy wide popularity after the nineteenth century, critic Melinda Finberg rates Cowley as “one of the foremost playwrights of the late… … Wikipedia
Cowley (surname) — For other uses, see Cowley. Cowley Gender Unisex Language(s) English Origin Language(s) 1. English 2. Irish Cowley is a surname in the … Wikipedia
Hannah Cowley — (14 mars 1743 – 11 mars 1809) est une dramaturge anglaise et une poétesse. Bien que les pièces de théâtre et les poèmes d Annah Cowley ne connaissent pas une grande popularité après le XIXe siècle, la critique Melinda Finberg considère… … Wikipédia en Français
Cowley — bezeichnet den englischen Adelstitel Earl Cowley mehrere Orte in England: Cowley (Derbyshire) Cowley (Gloucestershire) Cowley (London), ein Stadtteil des London Borough of Hillingdon Cowley (Oxfordshire) in Kanada: Cowley (Alberta) in den… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Hannah (given name) — For other uses, see Hannah (disambiguation). Hannah Gender Female Origin Word/Name Hebrew Meaning Grace , He (God) has favoured me/favours me … Wikipedia
Hannah Billig — Dr Hannah Billig GM, MBE (4 October, 1901 11 July, 1987) was a doctor who worked in the East End of London. Her popularity with her patients, and her war time efforts, led to her being called The Angel of Cable Street BiographyChildhoodHannah was … Wikipedia
Burnand, Sir Francis Cowley — (1836 1917) Burnand was the only son of Francis Burnand, a London stockbroker of French Swiss origin; his mother, Emma Cowley, was a descendant of Hannah Cowley (see entry). Educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge, he studied… … British and Irish poets
More, Hannah — (1745 1833) Born at Stapleton, Gloucestershire, she was educated at home and at her sisters school in Bristol, where she acquired mathematics, Italian, Spanish, and Latin. In 1773, she published The Inflexible Captive a translation from… … British and Irish poets
English literature — Introduction the body of written works produced in the English language by inhabitants of the British Isles (including Ireland) from the 7th century to the present day. The major literatures written in English outside the British Isles are… … Universalium
Penguin Classics — is a series of books published by British publisher Penguin Books. Books in this series are seen by literary critics as important members of the Western canon, though many titles are translated or of non western origin. The first Penguin Classic… … Wikipedia