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Maria Barrell was a poet before her marriage (in the later eighteenth century, publishing regularly in magazines). Twenty years after the appearance of her own poetry volume, she was imprisoned for debt, and wrote about this experience in an indignant pamphlet and a tragedy.
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The date of MB's birth is not known, but it can hardly have been earlier than 1745.
MB is said to have died in Newgate, London: the date is not known. Bibliographic Citation link. It may have been any time after the publication of her third text in 1790.
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