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
- The Dog And His Master
- An Apology for my fearfull temper
- Adam Pos'd
- For the Better
- All Is Vanity
- A Nocturnal Reverie
- Enquiry After Peace
- A Miller, His Son, And Their Ass
- A Letter To Dafnis April: 2d 1685
- The Owl Describing her Young Ones
- A Pastoral Dialogue Between Two Shepherd...
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