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Mary Bailey wrote devotional works and three volumes of poetry during the early Victorian period. Her poetry and translations, including what she erroneously believed to have been the first English translations of Anacreon's odes, also appeared in Australian periodicals.
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Shortly before 16 March 1792 Mary Walker (later MB) was born at Gestingthorpe in Essex; she was christened on this day. Bibliographic Citation link.
8 May 1849 MB published in Hobart's Colonial Times newspaper what she claimed were the first English translations of odes of the ancient Greek poet Anacreon. Bibliographic Citation link.
1873 MB died in Sydney, Australia, after a long illness. Bibliographic Citation link.
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