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Elizabeth Tollet is an under-appreciated and versatile poet of the earlier eighteenth century, whose oeuvre occupies a substantial volume. Her poetic genres include epistles to friends, occasional verse, pastoral, religious and philosophical poetry, classical translation, metrical psalms, poems about scientific discovery, epigrams, and feminist argumentation. Most unusually for a woman, she wrote original poetry in Latin as well as in English. She was also unusual in publishing a volume of poetry in her lifetime, though the collection was expanded after her death.
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11 March 1694 ET was born, probably at York Buildings, near Whitehall Palace, London. Bibliographic Citation link.
30 September 1753 ET wrote her last dated piece of poetry. Bibliographic Citation link.
1 February 1754 ET died at West Ham near London. Bibliographic Citation link.
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