English Writer of Prose and verse
1717 – 1806 A.D.
Elizabeth Carter, an English Writer of various books of prose and verse, whose poetry exhibits much tenderness, simplicity of sentiment, and expressive sweetness.
She is, however, chiefly remembered for her admirable translation of Epictetus, the first that appear in English.
Miss Carter was a ripe Greek and Latin scholar, and among her friends were the distinguished men of her time – Dr. Johnson, Burke, Garrick and Horace Walpole.
She lived to be eighty-eight and retained the vigor of her intellect and the clearness of her judgment unimpaired till the end.
Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.