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Definitions of JANE PORTER
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An English novelist; born at Durham, 1776; died at Bristol, May 24, 1850. Among her stories, some of which still enjoy a wide popularity, are: "Thaddeus of Warsaw" (1803), which has been translated into several languages, and for which she was elected canoness of the Teutonic Order of St. Joachim; "The Scottish Chiefs" (1810); "The Pastor's Fireside" (1815); "Duke Christian of Luneburg" (1824); "Coming Out" (1828); "The Field of Forty Footsteps" (1828). In collaboration with her sister she wrote "Tales round a Winter Hearth" (1826). She was long credited with the authorship of "Sir Edward Seward's Diary" (1831); but it was written by her elder brother, Dr. Wm. Ogilvie Porter.
By Charles Dudley Warner
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