Boyd, Elizabeth (fl. 1727–1745)

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Boyd, Elizabeth (fl. 1727–1745)

British poet. Name variations: (pseudonyms) Eloisa; Louisa. Fl. between 1727 and 1745.

Suffered from ill health and poverty throughout life; wrote the long poem Variety: A Poem (1727) and the collection Verses on the King's Birthday (1730); also wrote (novels) The Happy Unfortunate, of the Female Page (1732) and The Humorous Miscellany (1733).