“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
Standard Name: Hands, Elizabeth
Birth Name: Elizabeth Herbert
Married Name: Elizabeth Hands
, a mid-eighteenth-century labouring-class poet, is of interest for the literary quality of her work (in pastoral, narrative poetry/biblical paraphrase, and satire) and also as an example of writing and publishing without the usual support of education and social standing.