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Elizabeth Burnet was a writer of personal texts: journals and letters; spiritual, philosophical, and political critique; and religious self-examination. She published one book, of meditations. Compared with other religious women writers of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, however, she was more worldly, broader in her range of interests and in her sympathies.
8 November 1661 Elizabeth Blake (later Burnet) was born at Arreton on the Isle of Wight , the elder of the two daughters in her family.  Bibliographic Citation link.
About 1683 or 1684 Elizabeth Berkeley (later EB) "put together when I was but 2 or 3 & twenty," and then "altered & inlarged" over time, some "rules for devotion" (presumably a draft of A Method of Devotion). Bibliographic Citation link.
1708 EB published, at her own expense and anonymously, in order to do good, A Method of Devotion: or Rules for Holy and Devout Living, which she had begun more than twenty years before. Bibliographic Citation link.
3 February 1709 During one of the early eighteenth century's particularly bitter winters, EB died of pleurisy. Bibliographic Citation link.
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