Sarah, Lady Piers

Standard Name: Piers, Sarah,,, Lady
Birth Name: Sarah Roydon
Pseudonym: Urania
Used Form: The Lady Piers
Sarah, Lady Piers, authored five known poems between 1698 and 1714. They include verses prefixed to another's work, an elegy, and two occasional celebrations: one of some admirable ladies and one a Whiggish poem celebrating the new King George I . Even her earliest surviving poems are accomplished enough to suggest strongly that her œuvre must have been much larger. Some letters also survive.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.


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Dedications Catharine Trotter
It was published the following year, as by the author of The Fatal Friendship, dedicated to Lady Piers . The poor quality of the printing was beyond CT 's control, since she was away...
Family and Intimate relationships Catharine Trotter
He was a curate, until he refused to take the oath of loyalty to George I on his accession.
Wilson, Adrian. “The Politics of Medical Improvement in Early Hanoverian London”. The Medical Enlightenment of the Eighteenth Century, edited by Andrew Cunningham and Roger French, Cambridge University Press, pp. 4-39.
He was then reduced to working as a Latin teacher until eleven years later he...
Friends, Associates Susanna Centlivre
SC 's friends included the dramatist George Farquhar , the actress Anne Oldfield , the writers Abel Boyer , Tom Brown , Sarah Fyge , Sarah, Lady Piers , and all the other women writing...
Friends, Associates Catharine Trotter
During her London years she was an ally of Damaris Masham , but quarrelled with Delarivier Manley . She found both a patron and a friend in Sarah, Lady Piers (who wrote poetry herself). She...
Intertextuality and Influence Catharine Trotter
It was published the same year, dedicated to Lord Halifax . Like Fatal Friendship, it carried commendatory verses by Lady Piers which situate Trotter as an heir to both Behn and Philips .
Textual Features Catharine Trotter
The letters published by Birch reflect an intellect dealing in literary as well as moral debate. To Thomas Burnet of KemnayCT wrote of religious and philosophical matters; he was her link to currents of...
Textual Production Delarivier Manley
She contributed two poems of her own: written as Melpomene and Thalia, the tragic and comic muse. The other contributors were Sarah Fyge , Sarah, Lady Piers , Mary Pix , and Catharine Trotter .
Textual Production Catharine Trotter
There was no author's name on the title-page, but the dedication was signed in full. It had opened about a month earlier (scholars differ over the precise date) at Congreve 's theatre, Lincoln's Inn Fields


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Sarah, Lady Piers,. George for Britain. A Poem. Bernard Lintott, 1714.
Sarah, Lady Piers,. “letters to Catharine Trotter”. British Library Additional MSS 4264: ff. 284-332.
Sarah, Lady Piers, and Catharine Trotter. “To my much Esteemed Friend, On her Play call’d Fatal-Friendship”. Fatal Friendship, Francis Saunders, 1698, p. prelims.
Sarah, Lady Piers, and Catharine Trotter. “To the Excellent Mrs. Catherine Trotter”. The Unhappy Penitent, William Turner and John Nutt, 1701, p. prelims.