Carter, Elizabeth

Carter, Elizabeth, 1717–1806, English poet and translator. Under the pen name Eliza she contributed for years to the Gentleman's Magazine. One of the group of 18th-century women known as the bluestockings, she was a friend of Johnson, Burke, Reynolds, and Horace Walpole. Collections of her poems appeared in 1738 and 1762. Her translations of Epictetus were published in 1758.

See her memoirs (1807) study by A. C. C. Gaussen (1906) Bluestocking Letters (ed. by R. B. Johnson, 1926).

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