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TitleLetters written to Mrs. Mary Trenchard with a few to her daughter Henrietta (Harriott) who later became Jocelyn Pickard's second wife; appear to have been written by two friends of hers who spent most of their time at Trent (then in Somerset) called Grace Cole and Emma Young. All have pseudonyms (often more than one), making identification difficult. Emma Young usually signs herself Scipy or Titania. The Monarch is probably Mrs. Trenchard's husband and the humming bird, Henrietta. News about herself with mention of Phellips family and of Pope's visits to Digbys at Sherborne; mention of death of Mr. Strangways (?Thomas, 1682-1726, who as she states died s.p.); occasional mention of politics; Pitt's election (?Robert Pitt M.P. for Old Sarum, 1727), of William Wyndham as probable local M.P. (Wyndham family lived at Trent Manor); coronation of George II, 1727; references to books and plays e.g. those by Rowe and Dryden..
Datec.1724 - 1727
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