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Alicia D'Anvers is a remarkably skilled and hard-hitting verse satirist of the late Restoration period, who writes about international politics and about the misogynist, ingrown, self-satisfied culture of the university to whose press her father was printer.
December 1667 Alice Clarke (later ADA) was most probably born this month in Oxford. Bibliographic Citation link.
14 March 1691 ADA's satirical poem entitled Academia; or, The Humours of the University of Oxford, went on sale in Oxford. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
27 June 1716 ADA's Oxford university satire Academia had a new, anonymous edition (the original owner of the British Library's copy recorded the full date on the title-page). Bibliographic Citation link.
Just before 19 July 1725 ADA died in Oxford. Bibliographic Citation link.
22 January 1730 A new edition of ADA's Academia appeared, again anonymously, in response to a recent play: The Humours of Oxford, A Comedy, by a Wadham undergraduate. Bibliographic Citation link.
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