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Scott [married name Taylor], Marylocked

(1751/2–1793)
  • John Mullan

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Scott [married name Taylor], Mary (1751/2–1793), poet, was born in Milborne Port, Somerset, the daughter of a linen merchant. Little is known of her before the publication, in her early twenties, of her poem The Female Advocate (1774). It seems that her life had been dominated by illness: in the poem's dedication she writes of her 'years of ill health', and in the poem itself of her 'languor, and unceasing pains'. ...

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