Among some of the more scurrilous rumours, she was described as a blue-stocking
, a sorceress, the Eumenide, the harpy who lived upon corpses and drank blood out of brass cups.
She was a blue-stocking
and had the supreme sexual cachet of having being the mistress of that notorious lecher Philip, Duc d'Orleans Regent of France.
"In the past you were either a blue-stocking
or a blonde in a tight dress.
She was still dumpy, frumpy, a Bohemian blue-stocking
with frizzy brown hair and an anti-fashion wardrobe - but she was also a dangerous opponent.
Beatrice Webb is one of the most famous late Victorian-early twentieth century blue-stockings
, a highly intelligent and supremely arrogant left-wing intellectual who influenced government thinking at the turn of the last century.
, The Comedy in five acts by Moliere , produced and published in 1672 as Les Femmes savantes.
Other plays include Dom Juan(1665; Don John) and Les Femmes savantes (1672; Blue-Stockings