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Sarah Fyge's career as a feminist poet began when she was very young, in the late seventeenth century, and continued into the eighteenth century. Her letters, although they were printed, seem not to have been written for publication.
1670 SF was born in London, one of a family of six daughters. Bibliographic Citation link.
2 June 1686 SF was still in her teens when her first, fighting poem, The Female Advocate, was licensed in London; it was published the same year, with her initials on the prefatory "To the Reader". Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
1687 A second edition of SF's poem The Female Advocate appeared: it was technically improved and just as forceful. Bibliographic Citation link.
5 July 1706 SF's The Female Advocate was reprinted again, as by "a Lady in Vindication of her Sex," Bibliographic Citation link. and with 1707 on the title-page. Bibliographic Citation link.
13 February 1723 SF died at Winslow in Buckinghamshire after a few years of widowhood. Bibliographic Citation link.
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