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The Irishwoman Constantia Grierson (who apparently came from the lower classes but is never reckoned among the eighteenth-century labouring-class poets) was well-known as a scholar in her lifetime, and might be better known as a poet if she had not died so young. Of her output, besides scholarly editions, only just under twenty poems and five short prose pieces are known to survive. Bibliographic Citation link.
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About 1704 Constantia Crawley (later CG) was born in Kilkenny, Ireland. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
2 December 1732 CG died, probably of tuberculosis: she had made light of a persistent cough and joked about the highly imaginative dreams that followed a sleeping-draught, probably laudanum. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
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