The mysterious poet Ephelia first reached public notice when she produced (besides an anonymous verse eulogy addressed to Charles II
on the 'Popish Plot') a play, "The Pair-Royal of Coxcombs", from which only four fragments remain.
6 June 1681
Elias Ashmole thus dated his copy of a verse broadside, Advice to His Grace
(that is, to the Duke of Monmouth
, would-be heir to the throne), by Ephelia.