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Mary Whateley Darwall is an interesting minor poet from the middle ranks in middle England, who against the odds succeeded in reaching a public, and embraced many styles and themes over a career which lasted from the mid eighteenth into the early nineteenth century.
Early 1738 Mary Whateley (later MWD) was born at Beoley in Worcestershire, the ninth and youngest child of her parents; seven children survived. Bibliographic Citation link.
21 June 1759 Mary Whateley (later Darwall) dated her earliest poem to be published: "To my Garden". Bibliographic Citation link.
May 1760-February 1762 "Liberty", by Mary Whateley (later Darwall) appeared in at least five newspapers or magazines. Bibliographic Citation link.
1810 MWD's daughter Elizabeth published The Storm with Other Poems, including probably four by her mother. Bibliographic Citation link.
5 December 1825 MWD died at Walsall, where she had been living with a son's family. Bibliographic Citation link.
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