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By Anne Thackeray Ritchie

Anne Thackeray Ritchie (1837-1919) used to be a author and the eldest daughter of the novelist W. M. Thackeray. She had a tumultuous youth: her mom suffered from melancholy and was once finally dedicated to a health facility, and the kin skilled poverty prior to her father's literary good fortune. Anne used to be tremendous as regards to her father, who favourite her mind and inspired her writing. while he died, Anne arrange condominium along with her sister Harriet and her brother-in-law, the literary journalist Leslie Stephen. Anne's novels have been serialised within the Cornhill journal, which her father had edited, and their good fortune confirmed her literary attractiveness. A ebook of Sibyls is Anne's research of 4 woman writers: the poet Anna Laetitia Barbauld and the novelists Amelia Opie, Maria Edgeworth and Jane Austen. for additional info in this writer, see http://orlando.cambridge.org/public/svPeople?person_id=ritcan [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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Edgeworth's eldest child was born. There is a little anecdote of domestic life at this time in the Memoirs which gives one a glimpse, not of an authoress, but of a very sympathising and impressionable person. 'Maria took her little sister to bring down to her father, but when she had descended a few steps a panic seized her, and she was afraid to go either backwards or forwards. ' For all these younger children Maria seems to have had a most tender and motherly regard, as indeed for all her young brothers and sisters of the different families.

Jane Austen's books were not yet published; but another writer, for whom Mr. Edgeworth and his daughter had a very great regard and admiration, was Mrs. Barbauld, who in all the heavy trials and sorrows of her later life found no little help and comfort in the friendship and constancy of Maria Edgeworth. Mr. and Mrs. Barbauld, upon Mr. Edgeworth's invitation, paid him a visit at Clifton, where he was again staying in 1799, and where the last Mrs. Edgeworth's eldest child was born. There is a little anecdote of domestic life at this time in the Memoirs which gives one a glimpse, not of an authoress, but of a very sympathising and impressionable person.

And Place de la Concorde it remains, wars and revolutions notwithstanding, whether lighted by the flames of the desperate Commune or by the peaceful sunsets which stream their evening glory across the blood-stained stones. The Edgeworths did not come as strangers to Paris; they brought letters and introductions with them, and bygone associations and friendships which had only now to be resumed. The well-known Abbé Morellet, their old acquaintance, 'answered for them,' says Miss Edgeworth, and besides all this Mr Edgeworth's name was well known in scientific circles.

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