American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Thrale, Mrs. See Hester Lynch Piozzi.
“It's called Thrale's after Hester Thrale and will meet about every two months.”
“Mrs. Hester Thrale, the 18th century diarist and female friend of Dr Johnson, helped her husband in his political life.”
“There are seven suspects: one human; a Thrale, political enemies of humans; and five tripodal Gaborians, one of those the victim's doctor, one his successor.”
“But to say that Johnson entrusted Hester Thrale with “with a padlock/And chain to restrain his fits when the time came” may be an oversimplification.”
“Henry Thrale, whom she married to please her family, she married the Italian musician Gabriel Piozzi in 1784, in spite of her daughters 'disapproval; when an eighty-year-old widow, she took a fancy to the young actor William Conway.”
“To the girls, who do not write often, for Susy has written only once, and Miss Thrale owes me a letter, I earnestly recommend, as their guardian and friend, that they remember their creator in the days of their youth.”
“Minutes later he had moved in and was great pals with Eton-and-Oxford Mr. Thrale with whom Hester had a platonic marriage.”
“Thrale from the above paragraph, and two or three hundred copies of my book were actually printed and published without it; of these”
“Thrale stunned; but I have often maintained, that it is better he should retain his own manner.”
“He said, he was angry at Thrale, for sitting at General”
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