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17671839
a poet. Her first collection, Genuine Poetical Compositions (1791), had an impressive 1,935 subscribers. Her poetry celebrates the countryside and engages in public debates on topics such as abolitionism and cruelty to animals. Cowper compared her favourably with Mary Leapor, a labouring-class poet of the previous generation, citing her "strong natural genius."
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