Hester Lynch Piozzi, an English authoress, born at Bodvel, Carnarvonshire, Jan. 16,1740, died in Clifton, near Bristol, May 2, 1821. She was the daughter of John Salusbury, esq., and in 1763 married a wealthy brewer named Thrale. Shortly afterward she formed the acquaintance of Dr. Johnson, who was an inmate of her family from 1766 to 1781, when Mr. Thrale died. In 1784, much against Dr. Johnson's wish, she married an Italian music master named Gabriel Piozzi. She survived her second husband, and in the latter part of her life became attached to the actor William A. Conway, her "Love Letters" to whom were published in' 1843. After Johnson's death she published " Anecdotes of Dr. Samuel Johnson during the last Twenty Years of his Life" (8vo, 1786), which produced a feud between her and Boswell and the other friends of Johnson. Her other works are: " Letters to and from Dr. Samuel Johnson " (2 vols. 8vo, 1788); " Observations and Reflections made in the course of a Journey through France, Italy, and Germany" (2 vols. 8vo, 1789); " British Synonymy, or an Attempt at regulating the Choice of Words in Familiar Conversation " (2 vols. 8vo, 1794); and " Retrospection, or a Review of the most striking and important Events, Characters, Situations, and their Consequences, which the last Eighteen Hundred Years have presented to the view of Mankind" (2 vols. 4to, 1801). The poems contributed in 1765 to the "Miscellanies " published by Anna Maria Williams, especially " The Three Warnings," are considered her best productions. - See " Autobiography, Letters, and Literary Remains of Mrs. Piozzi," edited, with notes and a memoir, by A. Hayward (2 vols. 8vo, 1861).