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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Edgeworth, Maria 1767-1849. British writer noted for her realistic novels, such as Castle Rackrent (1800), which broke away from the prevalent Gothic style.

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  • By her previous marriage this lady had an only daughter, an heiress, whereas Captain Edgeworth had, as has been said, one son.

    Maria Edgeworth

  • In the letters written to this brother, Miss Edgeworth is at her very best.

    Maria Edgeworth

  • Further on in the same article Miss Edgeworth is personally and with inquisitorial solemnity adjured to lift a load from off the reviewer's soul, and at the same time to clear, if by any possibility she can do so, the guilt which rests upon that of her father.

    Maria Edgeworth

  • As she was coming out of church, the rose fell at Captain Edgeworth's feet.

    Maria Edgeworth

  • When this letter was written Mrs. Billamore was upon a visit at Black Castle, and Miss Edgeworth is posting her up in the doings of the family since her departure: –

    Maria Edgeworth

  • Bruges and Ghent were passed, and at both places pictures and churches were seen, but Miss Edgeworth is fortunately merciful to her correspondents in such matters – Do not be afraid, my

    Maria Edgeworth

  • Miss Edgeworth is a singularly agreeable person, very natural, clever, and well-informed, without the least pretensions of authorship.

    Maria Edgeworth

  • We hope to see Mrs. Siddons act on the 25th; it was thought impossible to get a box, but the moment my father pronounced the name Edgeworth,

    The Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth, Volume 1

  • "Three words may yet clear up the difficulty" – so runs this amazing paragraph – "and if Miss Edgeworth is able in her next work to say 'My father was a Christian,' she will do a pious office to his memory, no inconsiderable good to mankind, and no one" – let us sit down for a moment, and ponder upon the charity of this remark – "no one will be better pleased than we shall ourselves."

    Maria Edgeworth

  • In later years Maria Edgeworth was herself the chief gardener, and was, moreover, a keen and practical one, in days when the variety was very much rarer than it has since become.

    Maria Edgeworth

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