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Olivia Clarke, sister of the more famous Irish writer Sydney Morgan, reads like an eighteenth-century writer though she was active in the early nineteenth century. She produced spirited light verse (always good-humoured though sometimes sharply satirical), and a light-hearted 'laughing comedy' in which women triumph over men. Lord Albemarle suspected her of contributing to her sister's novels. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
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Probably 1785 Olivia Owenson (later OC) was born, the younger sister of two. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
By April 1819 OC's five-act comedy The Irishwoman was published with her name at London and Dublin, after a successful run at the Crow Street Theatre in Dublin. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 27 April 1845 OC died in Dublin, at about sixty, after being ill for some time. Bibliographic Citation link.
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