This resource provides a detailed chronology of Mary Shelley's life and work, as well as several contemporary reviews of her novels and of a play inspired by Frankenstein.
1. James Caulfield, 4th Viscount, 1st Earl Charlemont (1728-1799), Irish statesman. Francis Hardy, Memoirs of the Political and Private Life of James Caulfield, Earl of Charlemont. London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1810, reviewed in #161 by John William Ward, Lord Dudley.
2. Anna Seward (1747-1809), author, friend of Sir Walter Scott who in 1810 published an edition of her poetry. Letters of Anna Seward: written between the years 1784 and 1807 Edinburgh : A. Constable and Company, 1811. No review of the work appeared in the QR.
3. George Ensor (1769-1843), anti-Malthusian, pro-Irish political writer; a Radical, known to Jeremy Bentham. On National Education. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1811, reviewed in #173, by Copleston.
4. Sir John Malcolm (1769-1833), prominent India administrator, author of Sketch of the political history of India, from the introduction of Mr. Pitt's bill, A.D. 1784, to the present date. London: William Miller, 1811.
Sir Toby Belch:
My lady's a Cataian, we are politicians, Malvolio's a Peg-a-Ramsey, and 'Three merry men be we.' Am not I consanguineous? am I not of her blood? Tillyvally. Lady!