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MH is a lyric poet whose depth of passion, in her few surviving pieces, is remarkable. As far as posterity is concerned she was silenced, if not directly by her family, then by their embarrassment in conjunction with her own despair and the indifference or disapproval of society.
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Probably after mid-1697 MW was born at Epworth in Lincolnshire, the seventh of probably nineteen children of whom ten lived to grow up. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
September 1728 MW probably wrote her now well-known death-wish poem, "To an Infant expiring the second Day of its Birth" when one of her babies died. Bibliographic Citation link.
21 March 1750 MW died, likely in London. Bibliographic Citation link.
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