She formed close links with a group of male poets who held opposition political views: James Thomson
, Aaron Hill
(who was corresponding with her by June 1721), Richard Savage
(with whom she was exchanging...
It has recently been suggested among scholars that MF
is the hitherto unidentified author of another and larger group of poems in the Barbados Gazette. Bill Overton
thinks it possible, Phyllis Guskin
Haywood used to be generally credited with this testimony to a women's literary tradition, but editor Phyllis Guskin
judges that it was more probably written by Sansom
Fowke, Martha. Clio. Guskin, Phyllis J.Editor , University of Delaware Press; Associated University Presses, 1997.