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Herford Percy and Evelyn Simpson. 11 Vols. [Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1941], 7: 767). Bodl. Rawl. Poet. 233), authored by EUzabeth and Jane Cavendish, will be discussed at some length below (52-81). Kelliher ("Newcasde Manuscript") has identified the hand in all three manuscripts as that of John Rolleston, who long served as Cavendish's secretary. scribe a servant . . . MS MS ^* Lenton 1630-1640) was firmly affiliated with court poetics, and his presentapoem to Cavendish underlines the (then) earl's significance in courdy Uterary circles.
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1933-1934); Graham Parry, The Golden Age Restor'd: The Culture of the Stuart Court, 1603^2 (Manchester: Manchester Univ. Press, 1981). ^^ Grant, Phanseys, Celebrated Mary xxi. Astell: An . . & Letters he exchanged with Hobbes are abstracted in The Portland Papers, 2: 124, 125-26, 128, 129-30. Alluding to the letter on 126 of this calendar. Strong reprints, as his Appendix II (237-40), "Considerations on the Motions of a Horse by Hobbes," ''' EARLY YEARS: ELIZABETH CAVENDISH composed, during printed, [sic]" on the 37 his years in exile, an elaborately illustrated work, often re- And he would be dubbed "our English Mecaenas Few persons studying women writers of the seven- subject/'* by Langbaine/^ teenth century have either questioned Cavendish's benignity or noted his influence on the other women writers in his family, his daughters — includ- of course, Elizabeth Cavendish Egerton, the subject of this study who was to become the wife of John Egerton, the second earl of Bridgewater.
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