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MARSHALL, John, publisher. [ELLENOR, Lady FENN, née FRERE (1743-1813)]. The Female Guardian. Designed to Correct Some of the Foibles Incident to Girls, and Supply Them with Innocent Amusement for their Hours of Leisure. By a Lady. London: Printed and Sold by John Marshall and Co. No 4 Aldermary Church-Yard, in Bow-Lane, 1784.
MARSHALL, John, publisher. [ELLENOR, Lady FENN, née FRERE (1743-1813)]. The Female Guardian. Designed to Correct Some of the Foibles Incident to Girls, and Supply Them with Innocent Amusement for their Hours of Leisure. By a Lady. London: Printed and Sold by John Marshall and Co. No 4 Aldermary Church-Yard, in Bow-Lane, 1784.

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MARSHALL, John, publisher. [ELLENOR, Lady FENN, née FRERE (1743-1813)]. The Female Guardian. Designed to Correct Some of the Foibles Incident to Girls, and Supply Them with Innocent Amusement for their Hours of Leisure. By a Lady. London: Printed and Sold by John Marshall and Co. No 4 Aldermary Church-Yard, in Bow-Lane, 1784.

12o (151 x 95 mm). Engraved frontispiece by Cook after Dodd. Modern quarter calf preserving original marbled boards; quarter morocco slipcase. Provenance: contemporary transcription of an Elizabethan letter on endpapers.

"'Mrs. Teachwell' was adopted as an alter ego by Ellenor Fenn, without acknowledging that school-marm's possible relationship to 'Mrs. Teachum' in Sarah Fielding's Governess. She also retained that lady's sober policy in matters of education, and she continued to address herself primarily to young ladies rather than young gentlemen (the Blind-man's-buff of The Ladies' School looks to have been far too boisterous for the innocent amusement of girls at 'The Grove')" (Alderson & Oyens 368).

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