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
The full title is Poems on Several Occasions, Together with a Pastoral; the pastoral is entitled The Fond Shepherdess. The title-page says Mrs. S. F.,
Fyge, Sarah. Poems on Several Occasions. J. Nutt, 1703.
the dedication to Lord Halifax
A week later (14 October) came SC
's companion-piece, An Epistle to Mrs. Wallup, now in the train of Her Royal Highness, the Princess of Wales
, as it was sent to her at the...
This collection contains the harvest of Thomas's poetic career. Her Muse, she says, is unfashionably incapable of dealing with love or obscenity: this shows clearly that her original poetic context was a Restoration one.
Thomas, Elizabeth. Miscellany Poems on Several Subjects. Thomas Combes, 1722.
Theme or Topic Treated in Text
Sarah, Lady Piers
But she moves on from celebration to warning: the human race is fallen, and a ruler needs to guard against ambition (This second Paradise, oh hazard not),
Sarah, Lady Piers,. George for Britain. A Poem. Bernard Lintott, 1714.