Who is Charlotte Lennox

Charlotte Lennox, née Ramsay (c. 1730 – 4 January 1804), was a Scottish novelist, playwright and poet, mostly remembered today as the author of The Female Quixote, and for her association with Samuel Johnson, Joshua Reynolds and Samuel Richardson. However, she had a long career in her own right.


Charlotte Lennox was born in Gibraltar. Her father, James Ramsay of Dalhousie, was a Scottish captain in the British Army, and her mother Catherine, née Tisdall (died 1765), was Scottish and Irish. She was baptised Barbara Charlotte Ramsay. Very little direct information on her pre-public life is available, and biographers have extrapolated from her first novel such elements as seem semi-autobiographical. Charlotte lived for the first ten years her life in England ...
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Charlotte Lennox Poems

  • An Ode On The Birth Day
    Again the swift revolving year,
    Returns the bright th' auspicious morn,
    That shed its kindest influence here,
    When Britain's future queen was born....
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World 1 Soft 1 Play 1 Flight 1 Rise 1 Wait 1 Claim 1 Religion 1 Human 1 Soul 1

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The Sunshine Seeks My Little Room
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The sunshine seeks my little room
To tell me Paris streets are gay;
That children cry the lily bloom
All up and down the leafy way;
That half the town is mad with May,
With flame of flag and boom of bell:
For Carnival is King to-day;
So pen and page, awhile farewell.

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