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an author and expurgator. Harriet's own Sermons on the Doctrines and Duties of Christianity appeared anonymously, and passed through nearly fifty editions. Beilby Porteus, bishop of London, believed them to be from the pen of a clergyman, and is said to have offered their author, through the publishers, a living in his diocese. In 1810 Bowdler edited Fragments in Prose and Verse by the late Miss Elizabeth Smith, which was very popular in religious circles. A novel by Bowdler entitled Pen Tamar, or the History of an Old Maid, was issued shortly after her death.
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