Sappho and Phaon

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A collection of sonnets by Mary Robinson (1757/8–1800), published 1796. The sonnet sequence relates the story of Sappho's doomed love for the boatman Phaon. Robinson declares that the versions of ...

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Mary Robinson (1758—1800) author and actress