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PITHY QUOTE FROM Piozzi: Letters

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I have more need of Laudanum than he, the People plague me so.

The Piozzi Letters. 1799, January, To the Reverend Leonard Chappelow

The Piozzi Letters. Electronic Edition. book cover

The Piozzi Letters. Electronic Edition.

ISBN: 978-1-57085-556-6

Language: English

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Hester Lynch Piozzi.
Stipple engraving, by Henry Hoppner Meyer, after John Jackson
By permission. National Portrait Gallery, London

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Editors Edward and Lillian Bloom have collected and annotated the letters of Hester Lynch Piozzi to her considerable group of correspondents. She and her first husband, Henry Thrale, were intimates of Samuel Johnson and played an important role in London literary life for two decades following their marriage in 1763.

Piozzi, Hester Lynch. The Piozzi Letters: the correspondence of Hester Lynch Piozzi, 1784-1821 (formerly Mrs. Thrale). Edited by Edward A. Bloom and Lillian D. Bloom. 6 vols. Newark: University of Delaware Press; London: Associated University Presses, 1989-2002.


Edward and Lillian Bloom were researchers at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California.

. . . it is hard to imagine any other way of examining a collected correspondence. . . . These electronic versions should be accessible to all levels of readers; they are essential for specialists.