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Anne Killigrew: Printed Writings 1641–1700: Series II, Part by Patricia Hoffmann

By Patricia Hoffmann

in the course of Anne Killigrew's lifetime (1660-1685) such a lot of her identified dwelling family have been hooked up to the courtroom, but little or no is understood approximately Anne herself. The twenty-five entire poems and 5 fragments that have been gathered and released through her father quickly after her loss of life most likely symbolize just a section of her output. they're reproduced the following from the reproduction held within the Folger Shakespeare Library. those works recommend a poet rather conversant with the period's propensity to remark and praise in verse. They recommend a occasionally traditional, occasionally in basic terms powerfuble, yet frequently particularly promising author. furthermore, in contrast to a lot of her contemporaries, Killigrew by no means makes use of Latin, or French, or Italian in her verse. From the facts of the poems the following there's solid cause to imagine that Killigrew might were an outstanding eighteenth-century poet.

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