Elizabeth Tollet

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ET 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.

Milestones

11 March 1694
ET was born, probably at York Buildings, near Whitehall Palace, London.
Londry, Michael, and Elizabeth Tollet. The Poems of Elizabeth Tollet. Oxford University, 2004.
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30 September 1753
ET wrote her last dated piece of poetry.
Tollet, Elizabeth. Poems on Several Occasions. J. Clarke, 1755.
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1 February 1754
ET died at West Ham near London.
Griffiths, Ralph, and George Edward Griffiths, editors. Monthly Review. R. Griffiths.
13 (1755): 374

Biography

Birth and Background

11 March 1694
ET was born, probably at York Buildings, near Whitehall Palace, London.
Londry, Michael, and Elizabeth Tollet. The Poems of Elizabeth Tollet. Oxford University, 2004.
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