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The most learned as well as the most self-deprecating of the seventeenth-century writers of 'mother's legacies', Elizabeth Joscelin composed her deeply religious text when pregnant with her first child, in the belief (accurate, as it turned out) that she would not survive the birth. The poetry which she also wrote is not, apparently, extant.
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1596 Elizabeth Brooke (later EJ) was born, the only child of her parents' marriage, though she had step-sisters from her father's second marriage.  Bibliographic Citation link.
21 October 1622 EJ died of puerperal fever nine days after the birth of her daughter. Bibliographic Citation link.
12 January 1624 EJ's The Mothers Legacie, to her unborne childe was entered in the Stationers' Register. It was posthumously published with her name the same year. Bibliographic Citation link.
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