A lady of letters (1715).
Linguist and scholar Elizabeth Elstob included her portrait in the initial that begins her Anglo-Saxon grammar entitled, The rudiments of grammar for the English-Saxon tongue, first given in English: with an apology for the study of northern antiquities. Being very useful for the understanding of our ancient English poets, and other writers (London: Printed by W. Bowyer, 1715). Elstob’s book is the first Anglo-Saxon grammar written in English. Her preface explains, “Considering the Pleasure I myself had reaped from the Knowledge I have gained from the Original of our Mother Tongue, and that others of my own Sex, might be capable of the same Satisfaction: I resolv’d to give them the Rudiments of that Language in English dress” (ii).