E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
(b. Stapleton, February 2nd, 1745; d. Clifton, September 7th, 1833). The Search after Happiness (1773), The Inflexible Captive (1774); Percy (1777), The Fatal Falsehood (1779); Sacred Dramas (1782); Florio: a Tale for Fine Gentlemen and Fine Ladies (1786); The Bas Bleu; or, Conversation (1786); Thoughts on the Importance of the Manners of the Great to General Society (1788); An Estimate of the Religion of the Fashionable World (1790), Village Politics (1793), The Modern System of Female Education (1799); Clebs in Search of a Wife (1809), Practical Piety (1811); Christian Morals (1813), Stories for the Middle Ranks of Society (1818), Tales for the Common People (1818); Moral Sketches of Prevailing Opinions and Manners (1819); Bible Rhymes (1821); and many other works. Her Poetical Works appeared in 1829. Her complete works were published in eleven volumes in 1830, and again, with Memoir and Notes, in 1853. Her Life has been written by Shaw (1802), Roberts (1834), Thompson (1838), and Smith (1844). See Letters to Zachary Macaulay (1860).