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John Gregory


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John Gregory : A Father's Legacy to His Daughters

[Letter to Sibbella Maclean, dated Saturday 10 July 1824] You remind me of Dr Gregory's advive to his daughter. A woman should never shew the full extent of her regard, even to her husband. Perhaps you are right. But neither right nor Dr. Gregory prescribes that words shoulkd never be employed ...'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Anne Lister      Print: Book


Dr John Gregory : A Father's Legacy to his Daughters

"Doctor Gregory's Book was published at Edin [r] just two Days before I left that Place...I read it, tho butin the hurried Way which the Eve of Journey allowed of...I also think that the Publication of it, when one considers that the young Ladies to whom it is address'd are alive & unmarried, is liable to Objection..."

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Henry Mackenzie      Print: Book


John Gregory : A Father's Legacy to His Daughters

'Abt 4 - I returned - and the time until 7 was taken up in reading "Gregory's Legacy"- He is one of my favorite authors- there is something so sincere & so pleasing withal in his "advice" that in myhumble opinion no one can help admiring him.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: William Upcott      Print: Book


John Gregory : A comparative view of the state and faculties of man with those of the animal world

Letter to Mrs Smith May 26 1789 'Pray read Dr Gregory?s Comparative View, &c. and observe particularly the last section on the influence of religion; that on taste; and the strictures of taste on refinement. I long to have you share the entertainment they afforded to my happier hours.'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Anne Grant [nee MacVicar]      Print: Book


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