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Carter, Eliza (1717-1806), an English lady-scholar and translator. Her mother dying while the daughter was still young, she was taught Latin and Greek by her father - a Kentish clergyman - and she also made herself proficient in modern languages. She published a volume of poems, a translation of an Italian work upon Newton for the use of ladies, and a translation of Epictetus, which was received with much favour. She was on terms of friendship with many celebrated men of the eighteenth century, among them being Bishop Butler, Mr. Burke, Sir Joshua Reynolds, and Dr. Johnson, who had a high opinion of her as a Greek scholar, and printed some of her papers in the Rambler.