Mary Latter entry: Overview screen.
17 November 1740
The young ML placed "a ludicrous advertisement, in verse" in the Reading Mercury
(owned by the London
publisher John Newbery
) to deny that she was the author of lampoons on the "persons and characters" of local ladies.
By January 1764
ML published anonymously, at Reading
, Liberty and Interest. A Burlesque Poem on the Present Times
By September 1771
ML issued with her name, at Reading
, Pro & Con; or, The Opinionists: An Ancient Fragment. Published for the Amusement of the Curious in Antiquity