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Each of Anne Irwin's two substantial surviving poems is a thoughtful variation on an established eighteenth-century genre, the topographical poem and the philosophical epistle. She was also a witty and entertaining letter-writer.
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About 1696 Lady Anne Howard (later AI) was born, probably at Naworth Castle near Brampton in Cumberland: the exact date is unknown. Bibliographic Citation link.
December 1736 The Gentleman's Magazine printed AI's "An Epistle to Mr. Pope. By a Lady. Occasioned by his Characters of Women". Bibliographic Citation link.
2 December 1764 AI died in her late sixties, probably at Kew. Bibliographic Citation link.
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