Anne Kingsmill Finch
Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea was born in Sydmonton, Hampshire, the third child of Sir William Kingsmill of Sydmonton Court, and his wife, Anne Haslewood. Finch's works often express a desire for respect as a female poet, lamenting her difficult position as a woman in the literary establishment and the court, while writing of an intense artistic impulse to write despite the difficulties.
As a poet, Finch attained a modest amount of notoriety during her lifetime, which spanned the late 17th and early 18th centuries. However, her large body of work, written during the Augustan period (approximately 1660-1760), would earn greater attention after her death. While Finch also ... more »
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- The Young Rat And His Dam, The Cock And ...
- A Tale of the Miser and the Poet
- Adam Pos'd
- All Is Vanity
- An Apology for my fearfull temper
- Enquiry After Peace
- The Dog And His Master
- A Nocturnal Reverie
- For the Better
- A Letter To Dafnis April: 2d 1685
- A Miller, His Son, And Their Ass
- The Marriage of Edward Herbert Esquire, ...
- The Cautious Lovers
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