Catherine Talbot, Catherine Talbot: Reflections on the Seven Days of the Week

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Jack Orchard (Swansea University)

Reflections on the Seven Days of the Week (1770) is a collection of seven pietistic essays on various themes of Anglican devotion by the early Bluestocking correspondent and essayist, Catherine Talbot (1721–1770). The Reflections was first published in 1770, shortly after the author's death, by John and Francis Rivington, at the urging of Talbot's friend and fellow Bluestocking, the classicist Elizabeth Carter (1717–1806), who wrote a prefatory “Advertisement”.

Origins

The Reflections, alongside Talbot's other posthumous essay collection, Essays on Various Subjects, appears to have been in progress as early as 1753. That year, …

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Citation: Orchard, Jack. "Catherine Talbot: Reflections on the Seven Days of the Week". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 September 2017 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=38746, accessed 07 February 2023.]

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