1792, Oct 281860, Dec 11
a Quaker children's writer and educationalist. Knight's verses are well crafted and her stories well told, but they exhibit a didacticism that does not suit modern tastes: 'Though these animals [rabbits] are so small,' continued Mrs. Gray, 'they are found very serviceable to man. Their flesh is good to eat, and the soft grey fur, growing close to the skin, is made into hats, when mixed with the beautiful fine down of the beaver, a curious animal found in North America.'
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