Standard Name: Francis, Anne
Birth Name: Anne Gittins
Indexed Name: Ann Francis
Used Form: A. F.
was both a scholar and a poet. Her four poetry volumes, published during the 1780s, are closely and ambitiously related to the traditions of classical, biblical, and English literature. Her collected volume shows that she wrote across most of the forms and styles then fashionable. During the radical 1790s she took to periodical and broadside publication to bolster the reactionary side of the political divide.
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Francis, Anne. A Poetical Translation of the Song of Solomon. Dodsley, 1780.
Francis, Anne. Charlotte to Werther. A Poetical Epistle. T. Becket, 1787.
Francis, Anne. Miscellaneous Poems. T. Becket and R. Baldwin, 1790.
Francis, Anne. The Obsequies of Demetrius Poliorcetes: A Poem. Dodsley, 1785.