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Hannah MoreThe First Victorian$
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Anne Stott

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199274888

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274888.001.0001

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Praise and Opposition 1798–1799

Praise and Opposition 1798–1799

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(p.211) Chapter 10 Praise and Opposition 1798–1799
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Hannah More
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Anne Stott (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274888.003.0010

Hannah More's increasingly ambitious plans for her Sunday schools led her to found another in the parish of Wedmore, where she encountered serious opposition from high church clergy. In 1799 she published her most ambitious conduct-book, Strictures on the Modern System of Female Education, which has been seen as an anti-feminist polemic, but has also been compared to Mary Wollstonecraft's Vindication of the Rights of Woman. But it was the religious passages that most attracted attention and led to accusations of Calvinism from the ultra-Tory Anti-Jacobin Review and the high church clerics, Charles Daubeny and Jonathan Boucher.

Keywords:   Wedmore, anti-feminism, Mary Wollstonecraft, Calvinism, Anti-Jacobin Review, high church, Charles Daubeny, Jonathan Boucher

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