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Elizabeth Moody was a talented and independent-minded poet of the later eighteenth century, who also worked professionally as a reviewer into the early years of the nineteenth. She was said to be a remarkable letter-writer. She began writing before the Romantic movement got under way, and though she published during the period of its sway her sensibility is social, ironical, and wholly non-romantic.
1737 Elizabeth Greenly (later EM) was born into a family of several children at Kingston in Surrey, which was close to London was rich in "wit and art" at about this date. Bibliographic Citation link.
1770 EM includes in her volume of poems some which date from this year. Bibliographic Citation link.
December 1789-August 1808 EM wrote at least twenty-nine notices of books for the Monthly Review: a pioneering activity for a woman. Bibliographic Citation link.
October 1798 EM dated her collection, Poetic Trifles, written at Surbiton Farm and published that year. Bibliographic Citation link.
10 December 1814 EM died at Turnham Green, near London. Bibliographic Citation link.
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