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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- On Death
- Love, The Soul Of Poetry
- A Farewel To Worldly Joys
- An Ode
- The Complaint Of A Lover
- First Epigram: Upon Being Contented with...
- On The Soft And Gentle Motions Of Eudora
- An Epitaph On Her Self.
- On The Dutchess Of Grafton
- Extemporary Counsel Given To A Young Gal...
- On My Aunt Mrs. A. K.
- A Pastoral Dialogue
- A Pastoral Dialogue - II
- On The Birth-Day Of Queen Katherine
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