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Hannah MoreThe First Victorian$
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Anne Stott

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199274888

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274888.001.0001

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Revolution and Counter-Revolution 1789–1793

Revolution and Counter-Revolution 1789–1793

(p.126) Chapter 6 Revolution and Counter-Revolution 1789–1793
Hannah More

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Hannah More's career as a conduct-book writer continued with her Estimate of the Religion of the Fashionable World (1791). In the early part of 1791, her writing career was disrupted by the elopement from the Park Street school of the Jamaican heiress, Clementina Clerke with Richard Vining Perry. The case became a cause célèbre. As a friend of Edmund Burke, Hannah More approved of his Reflections on the Revolution in France, and she became one of the most successful loyalist writers of the 1790s. At the end of 1792, she published anonymously her Village Politics, a landmark in the literature of popular loyalism, in response to Thomas Paine's Rights of Man, in which she put Burke's conservative arguments into the mouths of common people. In 1793, she wrote Remarks on the Speech of M. Dupont in order to raise funds for the émigré French clergy.

Keywords:   Clementina Clerke, Richard Vining Perry, Edmund Burke, Village Politics, popular loyalism, Thomas Paine, Rights of Man

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