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23 September 1734
'Fidelia' of Lincoln
(known only by her Gentleman's Magazine
poems) had her first signed piece printed there, about the magazine's offer of a prize for a poem on the Four Last Things.
In the same Gentleman's Magazine
issue that suggested she might be nothing but a disguise for the editor
, appeared 'Fidelia''s "To the unknown Gent [sic] who signs Sylvius".
'Fidelia' reappeared in the Gentleman's Magazine
with "To a young Gentleman who had a fine Genius for Poetry, but who upon reading Mr Pope
's and Dr Swift
's Works, declined writing".
'Fidelia' made her final identified appearance in the Gentleman's Magazine
, with two epistolary poems, "Fidelia to Sylvius" and "Fidelia to Mr Urban