Priscilla ****

In the first book written by Priscilla Wakefield the name of the author on the title page is written Priscilla **** with no surname. The title being Leisure Hours: or Entertaining Dialogues; between Persons Eminent for Virtue and Magnanimity. The Characters Drawn from Ancient and Modern History. Designed as Lessons of Morality for Youth and published by Darton and Harvey in two volumes 1794-96.

The preface begins, ‘This  little volume is offered to the protection of those, who are engaged in the education of children by one who knows, from experience, the utility of presenting the same object, to their lively imaginations, under different points of view’.

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