SB apparently attached this date to a poem entitled "Written in a Churchyard, On Seeing a Number of Cattle Grazing in it", which captures less of the rhythms of speech than her mature poems.
SB is said to have written or begun writing "Stoklewath
; or, The Cumbrian Village". If it does date from this year, it remained unfinished and unpublished for seventy years.
SB seems to have been writing her last datable poems about now, a year before she died. Several concern the fragility of her own health.
5 April 1794
SB died at 14 Finkle Street
, almost certainly of rheumatic heart disease, at the age of forty-seven.