Mary Freman Caesar was part of the literary and political worlds of early Georgian England. She was married in 1702 to Tory politician (and future Jacobite) Charles Caesar. Though primarily concerned with contemporary matters and her correspondence with authors such as Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift, she also wrote about events as far distant as the reign of Elizabeth I. This volume presents her journal in its entirety, along with a biographical introduction and annotations.
List of Illustrations vii Foreword viii Preface xiii Acknowledgments xix Abbreviations xxii Book I. Halcyon Days and Present Plots: 1705-1724 1 Book II. Love and Politics: 1724-1734 37 Book III. Looking Forward, Looking Backward: 1736-1737 71 Book IV. Kings and Commoners: 1738-1739 93 Book V. Last Things: 1739-1741 121 Appendix A 143 Appendix B 145 Bibliography 147 Index 159