Maria Barrell

Standard Name: Barrell, Maria
Birth Name: Maria Weylar
Married Name: Barrell
Indexed Name: Maria Barrel
Married Name: Adair
Used Form: Mary Ann Adair
Pseudonym: Maria
MB was a poet before her first marriage (in the later eighteenth century, publishing regularly in magazines). Twenty years after the appearance of her own poetry volume, she was imprisoned for debt, and wrote about this experience in an indignant pamphlet and a tragedy. She apparently did not write about subsequent imprisonments, for passing counterfeit coin.


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Reception Sappho
Among the earliest of Sappho 's translators into English was Anne Finch ; among recent translators is Mary Barnard , 1958. Stevie Smith declined to take her on. Finch chose to render not a love-poem...
Textual Features Sappho
They treat a range of topics, from mythical and religious subjects, through satiric commentary and praise of beauty, to expressions of erotic desire. The cult of Aphrodite allowed poems to be simultaneously religious and erotic...


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Barrell, Maria. British Liberty Vindicated. Printed by W. Justins for the author, 1788.
Barrell, Maria. Reveries du Coeur. Dodsley, Walter, Owen, and Yeats, 1770.
Barrell, Maria. The Captive. 1790.