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THE

L I F E

OF

H A N N A H MORE:

WITH

NOTICES OF HER SISTERS.

BY

HENRY THOMPSON, M. A.

(ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.)

CURATE OF WRINGTON, SOMERSET.

Fu giusta, e saggia, e forte ;
Onor del sesso
Donna che fuor della volgare schiera
Il Ciel già diede al secol nostro in sorte;
Donna che altrui fu norma, e norma solo
Di sè dando a sè stessa, in sè prescrisse

Leggi agli affetti, e frenò l'ira e 'l duolo;
Donna che, in quanto fece, e in quanto disse,

Tanto levossi sopra l'altre a volo,
Che mortal ne sembrò sol perchè visse.”

FILICAJA, Sonnetto xxviii.

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PUBLIC LIBRARY 155183

ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS.

1899.

GRIGGS & co., PRINTERS.

CONTENTS OF VOL. II.

CHAPTER I.

A. D. 1799–1802.

The Blagdon School-Irregularities of the Schoolmaster-Reproved by Mrs.

More-New Accusation against him-Discussions-He is dismissed--

Mrs. More's Address on dissolving the School- The Curate of Blagdon de-

prived—The School reopened-Mrs. More's Address on this Occasion-The

Curate retains his Appointment—The School again dissolved—“The Blag.

don Controversy”—Conduct and Character of Mrs. More's Opponents-Con.

duct of Mrs. More-Her Reflections on her Sufferings-Her Letter to Bishop

Beadon-He replies

.PAGE 5

CHAPTER II.

A. D. 1801-1819.

Mrs. More builds Barley Wood-Publishes her Works—"Preface to the Tra.

gedies "-Projected life of Garrick–Mrs. More's patriotic Exertions-Cha-

racter of George III.—" Hints for a Princess"-Opinions on that Work-Se-

vere Illness—Mrs. More projects the express Treatment of the Conjugal Re-

lation-Character of "Lucilla"-" Celebs " no Novel-Popularity of

“Celebs "-Liberty under Bonaparte-Authoress of “ Cælebs” discovered

-Mrs. More's State of Health when writing “ Cælebs"-Censures of

“ Cælebs "-Interpolation-Clerical Character in Novels—“Dr. Barlow"-

Projected Work on the Scriptures-Hannah More proposes to treat express-

ly Piety and Morality-Bishop Porteus entreats her Prayers-His last mi.

nisterial Act-His Death—“ Practical Piety”, -Spirit which dictated this

Work—"Christian Morals ”-Death and Notice of Mary More-Con.

duct of surviving Sisters_“Essay on St. Paul”-Alarming Accident

-loss of Friends, Death and Notice of Elizabeth More-Popular Ex.

citements and Tumults—Political Tracts-Distress at Shipham and Row-

berrow-Mrs. More's Influence on the Loyalty of the People there-Death

and Notice of Sarah More-Dr. Jebb's Account of the surviving Sisters-

Sir Alexander Johnston—“ The Feast of Freedom "-Influence of Mrs.

More in America-She projects a Treatise on Prayer-Corruption of Eng.

Jish Manners and Religion—“Moral Sketches”-Scheme of Female Study

-Death and Notice of Martha More

Page 50

CHAPTER III.

A. D. 1819–1828.

Popular Tumults-Mrs. More republishes her Political Tracts-Writes the

Character of George III. during severe Illness-Her Religious Demeanour

during this Illness— Bible Rhymes "-Illness in 1822, and her Conduct-

She is honoured at once in the Eastern and Western World—Writes " The

Spirit of Prayer," believing herself dying-Writes Consolations on the

Deaths of Friends-Loss of Friends–Fancy Fairs-Mrs. More's Charities

Her Life at Barley Wood

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