Hester Lynch Thrale

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Hester Lynch Thrale (born Hester Lynch Salusbury and after her second marriage, Hester Lynch Piozzi) (27 January 1741 [NS] – 2 May 1821) was a British diarist, author, and patron of the arts. Her diaries and correspondence are an important source of information about Samuel Johnson and 18th-century life. more »

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  • ''Johnson's conversation was by much too strong for a person accustomed to obsequiousness and flattery; it was mustard in a young child's mouth.''
    Hester Lynch Thrale (1739-1821), British writer. Quoted in James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson, May 1781 (1791). Later known as Hester Lynch Pio...
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