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Ann Yearsley

(1752—1806) poet and writer


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(1752–1806),

the daughter of a dairywoman, pursued her mother's trade. She published three collections of poems (Poems, on Several Occasions, 1785; Poems on Various Subjects, 1787; The Rural Lyre, 1796), a play, Earl Goodwin (1791), and a Gothic historical novel, The Royal Captives (1795), based on the story of the Man in the Iron Mask. See also Primitivism.

Subjects: Literature — Modern History (1700 to 1945).


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