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Mary Oxlie was either a northern English or a Scottish poet of the sixteenth century. Only a single poem survives that can be confidently attributed to her, a literary eulogy or friendship poem. It cannot, in view of the skill shown in it, have been her only work.
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Some time after 1616 MO wrote her only poem known to survive, a heartfelt compliment "To William Drummond of Hawthornden"; it mentions some of the contents of his Poems, 1616. Bibliographic Citation link.
After February 1656 MO's poem "To William Drummond of Hawthornden" reached print in Edward Phillips's posthumous edition of Drummond's Poems. Bibliographic Citation link.
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