Notable phrases: 

  • "recognised leader of the dilletanti”
  • "condescended to ‘take up’"
  • "the fair female academician"

This was sent to me by a dear friend, in hopes it would be congenial to my own tastes. It is, and makes me want to find out more about her, which apparently I can via Perdita: the literary, theatrical, scandalous life of Mary Robinson, by Paula Byrne.