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Anne Steele's eighteenth-century poetry, hymns, and meditations, widely admired in their day, have had their distinctive qualities overlooked or obscured by mainstream critics, perhaps partly because of her Particular Baptist faith. Her co-religionists, meanwhile, have continued to value and reprint her work, and this has now led to new scholarly and critical attention.
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By mid-May 1717 AS was born at Broughton in Hampshire, the younger of her parents' two surviving children. Bibliographic Citation link.
By October 1759 AS published, as 'Theodosia', Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, in two volumes (for hymns and poems respectively), with 1760 on the title-page. Bibliographic Citation link.
11 November 1778 AS died at her lifelong home in Broughton in Hampshire; the prefatory material to her Works states that she was glad to die. Bibliographic Citation link.
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