A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature/Lennox, Charlotte

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Lennox, Charlotte (RAMSAY) (1720-1804). -- Was b. in New York, of which her f., Colonel Ramsay, was Governor. She wrote a novel, The Female Quixote (1752), which had considerable vogue in its day. Her other writings -- novels, translations, and a play -- are now forgotten. She was befriended by Dr. Johnson. Mrs. Thrale (q.v.) said that "everybody admired Mrs. L., but nobody liked her."