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Writing in the late eighteenth century, Catherine Phillips centred all her literary work on her Quaker religion, yet both her poetry and prose also deal with secular politics. She wrote pamphlets, sermons, personal letters and formal epistles of admonition, and a spirited autobiography which was printed after her death.
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16 March 1727 Catherine Payton (later CP) was born at Dudley in Worcestershire, the youngest of six children. Bibliographic Citation link.
1794 In the year of CP's death there appeared, privately printed, her "sacred poem" The Happy King, addressed to George III. Bibliographic Citation link.
16 August 1794 CP died in her late sixties, after nine years and four days as a widow. Bibliographic Citation link.
1797 CP's Memoirs were posthumously published: a rich autobiography including many of her letters. Bibliographic Citation link.
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