A mob cap was a type of indoor bonnet, usually with a frill, which was worn by women and girls in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
Tintern Abbey is a ruined Cistercian monastery on the banks of the River Wye in Monmouthshire in southeast Wales. Founded in 1131, it was one of the many casualties of Henry VIII's Dissolution of the Monasteries which took place between 1536 and 1541.
The English Romantic poet William Wordsworth (1770-1850) wrote a poem whose full title is 'Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey' but which is generally known simply as 'Tintern Abbey'. It was the final poem in his Lyrical Ballads, published in 1798.
Cumberland is one of the historic counties of the English Lake District in northwest England. It was in existence from the 12th century until 1974, and is now known as Cumbria.
Extracts from his journal about his experiences in China were published in 1807 in Sir John Barrow's Some Account of the Public Life, and a Selection from the Unpublished Writings, of the Earl of Macartney.
George Crabbe (1754-1832), the English poet and naturalist, published his Tales in Verse in 1812.
The Idler was the title of a series of 103 essays which appeared in the London weekly newspaper The Universal Chronicle or Weekly Gazette between 1758 and 1760. They were mainly written by Dr Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), the author and lexicographer.
The poem recalled by Miss Crawford is entitled A Pipe of Tobacco: In Imitation of Six Several Authors by Isaac Hawkins Brown (1705-1760). It was first published in 1736. As well as being a parody of the work of Alexander Pope, it also parodied the work of five other contemporary poets including Colley Cibber, Ambrose Philips and Jonathan Swift.