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Sarah Pearson began placing poetry in magazines in the late 1780s, and went on to publish two collections, the first political-reformist and sentimental, and the second lighter in tone. She was also the author of a remarkable novel in the genre where the protagonist is an inanimate object.
Shortly before 6 June 1767 SP was born in Sheffield. This was the day of her baptism in the cathedral there. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
21 May 1788 SP dated the poem which seems to have been her first to appear in print: "Sonnet to Painting", which was published under the pseudonym of 'Angelina' in the Sheffield Register on 7 June 1788. Bibliographic Citation link.
21 May 1833 SP died at the age of sixty-five. She was buried three days later at Attercliffe (which is now part of Sheffield), in the family gravesite. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
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