Tag » Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
I just discovered this fascinating woman this morning, on the occasion of her birthday.
According to Encyclopedia Britannica, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu was a ‘prolific letter writer in almost every epistolary style; she was also a distinguished minor poet, always competent, sometimes glittering and genuinely eloquent. 96 kata lagi
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689 – 1762) in Turkish dress by Jean-Étienne Liotard
c.1756, the Baths Palace, Warsaw.
It is not without a good degree of irony that even now many readers familiar with the name of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu are as likely to associate her with Alexander Pope’s caricature as ‘Sappho’ in several of his satirical poems than know, in any real detail, the works that he was so keen to ridicule. 710 kata lagi