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The Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay — Volume 1   By: (1752-1840)

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THE CREAM OF THE DIARISTS AND MEMOIR WRITERS. THE DIARY AND LETTERS OF MADAME D'ARBLAY (FRANCES BURNEY.)

WITH NOTES BY W. C. WARD, AND PREFACED BY LORD MACAULAY'S ESSAY.

IN THREE VOLUMES. VOL. 1 (1778 1787.)

CONTENTS

PREFACE xi

MADAME D'ARBLAY, by Lord Macaulay Xiii

1. (1778) MISS BURNEY PUBLISHES HER FIRST NOVEL AND FINDS HERSELF FAMOUS 59 110 Evelina'.' and the Mystery attending its Publication A First Visit to Mrs. Thrale and an Introduction to Dr. Johnson Fanny Burney Interviews her Publisher Conversation with Mrs. Thrale and Dr. Johnson Dr. Johnson on some "Ladies" of his Acquaintance A Learned Man on "Evelina" Curiosity regarding the Author of "Evelina" The Members of Dr. Johnson's Household Anticipated Visit from Mrs. Montagu Fanny Burney's Introduction to a celebrated "Blue Stocking" Dr. Johnson's Compliments and Gross Speeches Suggested Husbands for Fanny Burney A Streatham Dinner Party.

2. (1779) THE AUTHOR OF "EVELINA" IN SOCIETY: VISITS BRIGHTON AND TUNBRIDGE WELLS 111 164 A Queer Adventure An Evening at Sir Joshua Reynolds's: a Demonstrative "Evelina" Entbusiast Fanny Burney's Introduction to Sheridan An Aristocratic Radical of the Last Century Mr. Murphy, the Dramatist A Beauty Weeping at Will Mr. Murphy's concern regarding Fanny Burney's Comedy A Scene on the Brighton Parade Mr. Murphy finds the Dialogue charming: a Censorious Lady A Militia Captain officiates as Barber "Hearts have at ye all" Giddy Miss Brown Sophy Streatfield weeps again to order0 "Everything a Bore" Proposed Match between Mr. Seward and the Weeper atwill The Fate of "The Witlings" "Quite what we call," and "Give me leave to tell you" The Crying Beauty and her Mother A Bewitching Prodigy At Brighton: A "Cure." The jealous Cumberlands An Amusing Character: His Views on many Subjects, page viii

3. (1780) A SEASON AT BATH: MR. THRALE'S DEATH 165 201 A Youthful Prodigy Lord Mulgrave on the "Services" Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough The Byrons "Mr. Henry will be so Mortified" All the best Families in the Navy The Lady of Bath Easton A Fashionable Concert A Bath Alderman's Raree Show Flighty Captain Bouchier A Young and Agreeable Infidel Ball room Flirtations Further Flirtations Bath Easton and Sceptical Miss W.... Curiosity about the "Evelina" Set Alarm at the No Popery Riots Hasty Departure from Batb The Gordon Riots A Suggested Visit to Grub street Promotion of Fanny Burney's Brother The Death of Mr. Thrale.

4. (1781 2) MISS BURNEY EXTENDS THE CIRCLE OF HER ACQUAINTANCE 202 235 Young Mr. Crutchley ruffles Miss Burney Miss Burney Sulks on Too Much of Many Things A "Poor Wretch of a Painter" Dr. Johnson in a Rage The Miserable Host and Melancholy Guest Two Celebrated Duchesses discussed Mr. Crutchley is bantered about his Pride Miss Sopby Streatfield is Commented on Garrulous Mr. Musgrave A Parting Shot at Mr. Crutchley Manager Heliogabalus Sister Authoresses A Dinner at Sir joshua's, with Burke and Gibbon A Letter from Burke to Fanny Burney Miss Burney sits for her Portrait General Paoli.

5. (1782 3 4) "CECILIA": A PAEAN OF PRAISE: LAMENTATIONS 236 288 At Brighton again. "The Famous Miss Burney" Dr. Johnson Dogmatises A Cunning Runaway Heiress Dr. Johnson a Bore Miss Burney will not be Persuaded to Dance Dr. Johnson held in general Dread Miss Monckton's Assembly: Sacques and Ruffles At Miss Monckton's: "Cecilia" extolled by the "Old Wits," and by Burke A Writer of Romances Mrs. Walsingham Mrs. Siddons Dr. Johnson's Inmates at Bolt court The two Mr... Continue reading book >>


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