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Maria De Fleury was a Baptist—and anti-Catholic—religious, theological, and political polemicist active during the 1780s and 1790s who wrote with force and imagination, especially in her verse. She published one more private poem, an elegiac ode.
Probably 1752 MDF was born about this year if her age was correctly listed in the record of her funeral. Another source, not particularly trustworthy, gives the year of her birth as 1754. Bibliographic Citation link.
After early February 1781 MDF published her pamphlet Poems, Occasioned by the Confinement and Acquittal of the Right Honourable Lord George Gordon, President of the Protestant Association. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
Just before 2 October 1792 MDF died in London aged only forty. She was buried on this date in the Dissenters' burial grounds at Bunhill Fields, near where she lived. Bibliographic Citation link.
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