3 June 1809
Margaret Scott (later MG) was born at Burnham
, the younger of the two daughters in her family.
MG issued the first volume of Parables from Nature
; four more appeared by 1871: a selection followed in 1872 and a collected edition was published posthumously.
MG published her two last books, in each of which she harks back to an early hobby: The Book of Sun-Dials
(one of her best-known) and A Book of Emblems. With Interpretations thereof
4 October 1873
MG died in her sixties at Ecclesfield
, after a long illness which produced paralysis and loss of speech.