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  • Women met in literary salons like the famous blue-stocking clubprototypes for today's reading groupsand some women enjoyed success in writing poetry and especially novels.

    Wedlock by Wendy Moore: Questions

  • True, there was the blue-stocking coterie, who moved in circles other than his own.

    Gatlinburg

  • Freelance writer, arts advocate and NEA Fellow in theatre criticism, progressive activist and independent blue-stocking, loves Guinness and strong coffee, early sunrise in the Sierras, most 4-leggeds; will work and pray for Sustainability & Peace ....

    Godless madness: Kitchen Dog Theatre's PSYCHOS NEVER DREAM

  • Freelance writer, arts advocate and NEA Fellow in theatre criticism, progressive activist and independent blue-stocking, loves Guinness and strong coffee, early sunrise in the Sierras, most 4-leggeds; will work and pray for Sustainability ... (more ...)

    2009 Bioneers Conference Bumps Carson Film

  • There was never lipstick to contrast with her straight black hair, while at the ag of thirty-one her dresses showed all the imagination of English blue-stocking adolescents.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • A joyous flutter of impatient anxiety was instantly excited through all the blue-stocking faction of the company, nor were the news totally indifferent to the rest of the community.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • Bingo Binks himself, who had given himself this trouble to secure the settlement of the bet; conjecturing that a man with a fashionable exterior, who could throw twelve yards of line at a cast with such precision, might consider the invitation of Winterblossom as that of an old twaddler, and care as little for the good graces of an affected blue-stocking and her côterie, whose conversation, in Sir

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • She envied that blue-stocking of the desert, Lady Hester Stanhope; she longed to be a sister of

    Two Poets

  • We know the stock images of the Episcopalians: tweedy WASPs, the "blue-stocking" crowd, the upper crust, the guardians of the Social Register, the people who can be found at the opening of the Metropolitan opera and at polo matches in the Hamptons.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • She was well-read in the literature of all these (save Yiddish, of course), yet never was a woman less of a “blue-stocking.”

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton

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