Piozzi Marginalia: Comprising Some Extracts from Manuscripts of Hester Lynch Piozzi and Annotations from Her Books

Piozzi Marginalia: Comprising Some Extracts from Manuscripts of Hester Lynch Piozzi and Annotations from Her Books

Piozzi Marginalia: Comprising Some Extracts from Manuscripts of Hester Lynch Piozzi and Annotations from Her Books

Piozzi Marginalia: Comprising Some Extracts from Manuscripts of Hester Lynch Piozzi and Annotations from Her Books

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A word of explanation may be necessary as to the sources of the manuscript notes and annotations in the following pages. They are drawn entirely from original material once in the possession of Mrs. Piozzi and now in the collection of the editor. In the case of one who was so prolific a letter writer and annotator as Mrs. Piozzi, it cannot always be predicated with certainty that some of the notes or anecdotes have not already appeared in print, in part at least. When any portion of the material is known to have appeared before, it will be so stated in the proper place.

As to the biographical sketch of Madame Thrale-Piozzi, it must be frankly admitted that it contains nothing new. In fact, it seems probable that little new remains to appear in the case of so thoroughly canvassed a person, unless some hitherto unknown, or at least unpublished, correspondence should be brought to light, or, more particularly, unless the "Thraliana" manuscript should be published in its . . .

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