Anne Killigrew (1660- 16 June 1685 / London)
Anne Killigrew was an English poet. Born in London, Killigrew is perhaps best known as the subject of a famous elegy by the poet John Dryden entitled To The Pious Memory of the Accomplish'd Young Lady Mrs. Anne Killigrew (1686). She was however a skilful poet in her own right, and her Poems were published posthumously in 1686. Dryden compared her poetic abilities to the famous Greek poet of antiquity, Sappho. Killigrew died of smallpox aged 25.
Early Life and Inspiration
Anne Killigrew was born in early 1660, before the Restoration, at St. Martin's Lane in London ... more »
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- A Farewel To Worldly Joys
- A Pastoral Dialogue
- A Pastoral Dialogue - I
- A Pastoral Dialogue - II
- An Epitaph On Her Self.
- An Invective Against Gold
- An Ode
- Cloris Charmes
- Extemporary Counsel Given To A Young Gal...
- First Epigram: Upon Being Contented with...
- Herodias' Daughter Presenting To Her Mot...
- Love, The Soul Of Poetry
- On A Picture Painted By Her Self, Repres...