Hannah More


The daughter of a Bristol schoolmaster, Hannah More opened a boarding school in Bristol in 1757, where one of her students was Mary Robinson. She befriended John Langhorne, and later David Garrick, through whom she met many London writers, becoming a well-known author herself. At the suggestion of Bishop Porteus she published Village Politics (1793), the first of a series of tracts written to secure the loyalty of the poor during the French Revolution. More's devotional and moral writings had a wide sale, and after her death her letters were frequently republished.


1782Sensibility: a Poetical Epistle to the Hon. Mrs. Boscawen.
1796 ca.Parley, the Porter. An Allegory.


A search after happiness: a pastoral drama by a young lady. 1773.
The inflexible captive: a tragedy. 1774.
Sir Eldred of the bower and the Bleeding rock: two legendary tales. 1776.
Esays on various subjects, principally designed for young ladies. 1777.
Ode to Dragon, Mr Garrick's house-dog at Hampton. 1777.
Percy: a tragedy. 1778.
The fatal falsehood: a tragedy. 1779.
Sacred dramas, chiefly intended for young persons; to which is added Sensibility: a poem. 1782.
Florio, a tale for fine gentlemen and fine ladies; and the Bas bleu, or conversation: two poems. 1786.
Slavery: a poem. 1788.
Thoughts on the importance of the manners of the great to general society. 1788.
Bishop Bonner's ghost. 1789.
An estimate of the religion of the fashionable world. 1791.
Remarks on the speech of M. Dupont, made in the National Convention of France, on the subjects of religion and education. 1793.
Village politics, by Will Chip. 1793.
Questions and answers for the Mendip and Sunday schools. 1795.
Cheap repository tracts. 1795-8.
Strictures on the modern system of female education. 2 vols, 1799.
Works. 8 vols, 1801.
Hints towards forming the character of a young princess. 2 vols 1805.
Coelebs in search of a wife. 2 vols 1808.
Practical piety. 2 vols 1811.
Christian morals. 2 vols 1813.
An essay on the character and practical writings of St. Paul. 2 vols 1815.
Poems. 1816, 1829.
Stories for the middle ranks of society, and tales for the common people. 2 vols 1818.
Moral sketches of prevailing opinions and manners. 1819.
The twelfth of August: or the feast of freedom. 1819.
Works. 19 vols, 1818-19.
Bible rhymes on the names of all the books of the old and new testaments. 1821.
The spirit of prayer, selected from published volumes. 1825.
Works. 6 vols, 1833-4.
Memoirs, ed. W. Roberts. 4 vols, 1834.
Works. 8 vols, 1853.
Letters to Zachary Macaulay, containing notices of Lord Macaulay's youth. Ed A. Roberts 1860.
Selected letters, ed. Ed R. B. Johnson. 1925.