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 Metastasio's Regulus, and in 1762, a pastoral drama, The Search after Happiness. In London she was friendly with many prominent figures, including Dr. Johnson, David and Mrs. Garrick, and all the Blue Stocking ladies. Her poem "Sir Eldred of the Bower" (1776) earned her a substantial fee. One of her plays, Percy, produced at Covent Garden in December 1777, resulted in the charge of plagiarism by Hannah Cowley (see entry). She went on to write many more plays and serious works often of a religious, moral or political nature and was involved in setting up Sunday schools. She died at Bristol. Some of her poems: "A Christmas Hymn," "Faith and Works, A Tale," "Ode to Charity," "Patient Joe; or, The Newcastle Collier," "Resolution," "Slavery, a Poem," "The Bas Bleu; Or, Conversation," "The Gin-Shop; A Peep into Prison," "The Sorrows of Yamba, or the Negro Woman's Lamentation."
   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. Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite DVD, 2006. English Poetry: Author Search (http://www.lib.utexas.edu:8080/search/epoetry/author.html). The National Portrait Gallery (www. npg.org.uk). 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 Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000. The Poetical Works of Hannah More. Scott, Webster, and Geary,

British and Irish poets. A biographical dictionary. . 2015.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • More, Hannah — (1745–1833)    Philanthropist and Devotional Writer.    More was born in Stapleton, near Bristol, England. Financially independent, she became part of the London literary world and was a personal friend of Samuel johnson, the artist Joshua… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • More, Hannah — (1745 1833)    Miscellaneous and religious writer, was one of the five daughters of a schoolmaster at Stapleton, Gloucestershire. The family removed to Bristol, where Hannah began her literary efforts. Some early dramas, including The Search… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • More, Hannah — ▪ English writer born Feb. 2, 1745, Stapleton, Gloucestershire, Eng. died Sept. 7, 1833, Bristol, Gloucestershire       English religious writer, best known as a writer of popular tracts and as an educator of the poor.       As a young woman with …   Universalium

  • MORE, HANNAH —    English authoress, born near Bristol; wrote dramas, a novel entitled Coelebs in Search of a Wife, and a tract The Shepherd of Salisbury Plain (1745 1833) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Hannah More — (February 2, 1745 – September 7, 1833) was an English religious writer and philanthropist. She can be said to have made three reputations in the course of her long life: as a clever verse writer and witty talker in the circle of Johnson, Reynolds …   Wikipedia

  • Hannah Swensen Mysteries — are books written by Joanne Fluke. So far in the series there are ten books, but there are still more planned. List of Works # Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (February 2000) # Strawberry Shortcake Murder (February 2001) # Blueberry Muffin Murder… …   Wikipedia

  • Hannah More — Grabado de Hannah More por H.W. Pickersgill en la National Portrait Gallery of Illustrious and Eminent Personages of the Nineteenth Century. Hannah More (2 de febrero de 1745 – 7 de septiembre de 1833) fue una escritora y filántropa inglesa… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Hannah Montana — Infobox Television Staus of show March 24, 2006 May2009 show name = Hannah Montana caption = Hannah Montana logo format = Sitcom Musical camera = Multi camera picture format = NTSC runtime = 23 min. (approx.) creator = Michael Poryes Richard… …   Wikipedia

  • Hannah More — Pour les articles homonymes, voir More. Hannah More Hannah More (1745 1833) est une femme de lettres britannique. Elle devint célèbre à trois titres : comme poétesse de talent et femme d’esprit …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hannah —  Pour l’article homophone, voir Hanna. Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Hannah est un nom propre qui peut désigner : Sommaire …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.