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Sarah, Lady Cowper is best remembered for the diaries which she kept between 1700 and 1716 and for the eleven volumes of commonplace-books in which, from 1670 till 1700, she recorded excerpts from her voracious and highly serious reading, with some prayers and bible commentary of her own.
14 February 1644 Sarah Holled (later SLC) was born in Eastcheap (a street in the City of London), her parents' only child. Bibliographic Citation link.
St James's Day, 25 July 1700 SLC branched out from keeping a commonplace-book (of excerpts from her reading) to keeping a diary, a record of her own feelings, frustrations, and pious resolutions (with excerpts still interspersed). She continued as a diarist for sixteen years. Bibliographic Citation link.
30 September 1716 SLC made her last diary entry: "This is the seventh volume. 'Tis to be hoped there are some collections in them, may be useful to posterity. My phrase now is farewell For Ever." Bibliographic Citation link.
3 February 1720 SLC died in her later seventies, at her house in Bedford Row, London. Bibliographic Citation link.
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