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Dorothy Osborne, widely known as a writer of love-letters, has been more admired by romantics than by feminists. She can be a sharply comic and often satirical observer of social custom and individual idiosyncrasy, as well as an acute commentator on public affairs and literary topics.
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1627 DO was born at Chicksands in Bedfordshire, youngest of ten children. Bibliographic Citation link.
24 December 1652-2 October 1654 DO wrote her courtship letters to the suitor whom she loved and whom her family disapproved, Sir William Temple. Bibliographic Citation link.
7 February 1695 Lady Temple, the former DO, died in her late sixties. Bibliographic Citation link.
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