Partial Draft:British Synonymy

  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng MS 636
  • Dates of Creation
      n.d. [c 1793]
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      316 x 193 mm. 1 volume (23 folios);

Scope and Content

Early draft of part of HLP's British Synonymy; or, An attempt at regulating the choice of words in familiar conversation, 2 vols (London: G.G. & J. Robinson, 1794). This ambitious work was a culmination of HLP's interest in etymology and word play. As with her travel writing, HLP was experimenting with a male-dominated genre which she made her own by offering entertainment and insight.

See also English MSS 637-638  below.