DM was probably born this year in the island of Jersey
, if not at sea between there and Guernsey
After July 1694
Living in the country with very little knowledge of the theatre, DM wrote (in seven days, she said) The Lost Lover; or, The Jealous Husband, A Comedy
3 September 1709
Between the first and second volumes of the New Atalantis
attacked DM in Tatler
no. 63 (not for the first time) as dispensing poison with her tongue.
9 October 1709
The printer and publisher of DM's New Atalantis
29 October-5 November 1709
DM was imprisoned (to rescue, she said, the printer and publisher of her New Atalantis
) until she was bailed.
11 February 1710
DM was tried for libel on account of her New Atalantis
, but discharged.
A political scandal-novel or secret history published in London
as originally by Madame d'Aulnoy
re-used DM's title: Bribery in Perfection . . . being fresh Advices from the new Atalantis
11 July 1724
DM died early in the morning, of what were diagnosed as fits of 'cholic'.
By June 1784
The publisher Kearsley
issued an anonymous secret history or scandal fiction entitled The Modern Atalantis
set in the island of 'Libertusia'; DM, the obvious model, was not mentioned in the Critical Review