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As well as an elegy printed during her lifetime and hymns printed after her death in 1793, Mary Scott published two ambitious longer poems about whose content she cared passionately: a polemical celebration of women's intellectual achievements (especially as writers), and an epic poem with Christ as hero.
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1751 MS was born at Milborne Port in Somerset. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
By September 1774 MS responded to John Duncombe's Feminead, published twenty years before, with The Female Advocate, dedicated to her friend the poet and hymn-writer Anne Steele. Bibliographic Citation link.
5 June 1793 MS died in Bristol "under circumstances of a painfully interesting kind": Bibliographic Citation link. which is to say, only three weeks before she was due to bear her third child. Bibliographic Citation link.
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