Mary Maria Colling entry: Overview screen.
20 August 1804
MMC, poet, was born at Tavistock
, one of a large lower-class family.
MMC was inspired to pen her first poem—"On Creation"—after hearing the Rev. Edward Atkyns Bray
preach a sermon on the "power of God manifested in the creation of the world."
By 26 November 1831
MMC published (by subscription, arranged by Anna Eliza Bray
) her first and only volume of poetry: Fables and other Pieces in Verse
, with a portrait of the author.
6 August 1853
MMC, poet, died in Tavistock