Standard Name: Fidelia
This symbolic name indicating faithfulness (which was also adopted for themselves by Mary Astell , Jane Barker , and the American writers Sarah Gill , Hannah Griffitts and Sukey Vickery , as well as for a fictional character by Hester Mulso Chapone ) is the only name yet known for a poet living at Lincoln, who was a frequent contributor to the Gentleman's Magazine for about a year in 1734-5.
Elizabeth Teft lived in the right area but used a different pseudonym. A just-possible Lincoln Fidelia would be Kezia Wesley , daughter of the religious writer Susanna Wesley and sister of the poet Mehetabel Wright .


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Friends, Associates Jonathan Swift
Swift helped and befriended a number of women writers. He was a patron of Mary Barber , Constantia Grierson , an unidentified Mrs Sican , Mary Davys , and Laetitia Pilkington , a colleague of...


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Fidelia,. “Fidelia to Sylvanus Urban”. The Gentleman’s Magazine, Vol.
, p. 159.
Fidelia,. “To the Gentleman who offer’d 50 Pounds . . . ”. The Gentleman’s Magazine, Vol.
, p. 508.