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In her capacities as poet, novelist, and travel writer with a sharp eye for culture and politics, Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan spoke for the early movement of Irish nationalism. She also wrote plays and verse. Her reputation, once dragged down by her politics, is now rising.
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Christmas Day, perhaps 1776 Sydney Owenson was born: probably in Dublin although possibly, with happy symbolism, on board ship crossing the Irish Sea. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
By September 1806 Sydney Owenson (later Lady Morgan) published the novel which is still her best-known: The Wild Irish Girl. Bibliographic Citation link.
Perhaps 16 April 1859 Sydney Morgan died in London, "with a pen more or less in her hand," Bibliographic Citation link. after suffering a chill. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
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