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Susanna Watts wrote all her life (during the later eighteenth and earlier nineteenth centuries): mostly in unfashionable genres, to earn much-needed income and to forward good causes. She pictured herself as a slave to publishers, "fagging and scribling whole summers & winters." Bibliographic Citation link. She wrote in many genres—poetry (some for children), hymns, fiction, translation, and a guide-book—as well as compiling an anthology and editing a periodical.
2 July 1768 SW was born in Leicester, the youngest and the only survivor of at least three sisters.  Bibliographic Citation link.
1784 Still in her teens, SW published at Leicester, with her name, her earliest identified work in print: Chinese Maxims. Translated from The Oeconomy of Human Life Into Heroic Verse. Bibliographic Citation link.
By July 1804 SW published, anonymously and calling herself 'he' in her opening "Address", a guidebook: A Walk through Leicester. Bibliographic Citation link.
2 or 11 February 1842 SW died at her home in Leicester. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
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