ET was personally acquainted with many cultivated women, for instance Sarah Hoadly
(a painter who had trained with Mary Beale
), and her cousin Anne Osborne
(the Clemena of her poetry).
Mills, Rebecca. "Thanks for that Elegant Defense": Polemical Prose and Poetry by Women in the Early Eighteenth Century. Oxford University.
She was a...
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.
She says that at some time a publisher offered her £30 for a Manuscript Folio of my Poems
Thomas, Elizabeth, and Richard Gwinnett. Pylades and Corinna.
Despite the thirty-pound offer, when ET copied out her poems for this publication (as she explained to Lord Oxford
years later), she was counting only on two guineas from Curll for the copyright, which is...