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Isabella Lickbarrow, an obscure local poet writing in the early nineteenth century, nevertheless tackled national issues in her poetry as well as landscape description, tales, songs, and personal tributes.
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5 November 1784 Isabella or Elizabeth Lickbarrow was born at Kendal in Westmorland, the eldest of four daughters in her family. Bibliographic Citation link.
2 November 1811 IL not only used this month to title the earliest dated poem in her volume of 1814, but on this day contributed anonymously to the Westmorland Advertiser, or Kendal Chronicle. Bibliographic Citation link.
1818 Four years after her former volume, IL published at Liverpool a book containing two long poems: A Lament upon The Death of Her Royal Highness The Princess Charlotte; and, Alfred, A Vision. Bibliographic Citation link.
10 February 1847 IL died at her home in Kendal, of tuberculosis. Bibliographic Citation link.
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