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The distressed orphan, or love in a mad house; containing an account of her being left to the care of an uncle who would have married her contrary to her inclination, to his own son, and on her refusal to comply, and having fixed her heart on a colonel, when was sent to a mad-house, where she continued till her faithful lover sham'd himself mad, and by that means obtained her liberty. Interspersed with a great many entertaining letters
Person:
Haywood, Eliza Fowler, 1693?-1756.
Title:
The distressed orphan, or love in a mad house; containing an account of her being left to the care of an uncle who would have married her contrary to her inclination, to his own son, and on her refusal to comply, and having fixed her heart on a colonel, when was sent to a mad-house, where she continued till her faithful lover sham'd himself mad, and by that means obtained her liberty. Interspersed with a great many entertaining letters
Variant Title:
Lausus and Lydia
The distressed (verso)
Lausus and Lydia
Publisher:
London Printed and sold by Sabine and Son, 81, Shoe Lane
Publication date:
1770
Format:
Duodecimo
Number of Volumes / Pagination:
60 p. :
Book Height:
18 cm.
Authorship Claim:
Author (text) Generic/Descriptive Written by herself, after her happy Union with the Colonel. Title Page Female Female
Epigraph:
Ambition and avarice is here display'd,---A cruel guardian, a distressed maid!---A faithful lover, who at last is blest---for having aided innocence distrest!---Justice is triumphant, over fraud and pride,---And how the cruel wretch, unpitied, died. Unattributed
Narrative form:
Third-person Letters Written in third-person under another name, but claims to be "written by herself."
Marginalia:
Ink Numbers On last page of "Lausus and Lydia," short story bound at end of "The distressed orphan"
Citation / Reference Note:
ESTC (RLIN) N65304
Subject Headings:
CHR 1770?
Corporate / Collection Name:
Sabine and Son Printer
Collection of British and American Fiction, 1660-1830 (University of Pennsylvania)
Early Novels
Repository:
Authorized
University of Pennsylvania
General notes:
Bound with a short story, "Lausus and Lydia" at the end
On title page, authorship claim "Written by herself, after her happy Union with the Colonel.", is underneath epigraph