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Cary, Anne (1615–1671)

Cary, Anne (1615–1671)

British poet. Name variations: Dame Clementia (or Clementina), O.S.B. Born Anne Cary, 1615, in London, England; died 1671 in Paris, France; dau. of Sir Henry Cary, Viscount Falkland, and Elizabeth Cary (1585–1639, dramatist); sister of Lucy Cary (1619–1650, writer).

Spent childhood in England and was sent to Europe with siblings, in the care of English Benedictine monks; joined order of recusant Benedictines in Flanders and was sent to found the abbey Our Lady of Good Hope in Paris (1652); remained there until death (1671); wrote devotional poetry and songs which can be found in "Glow-Worm Light," Writings of 17th Century English Recusant Women from Original Manuscripts (1989).

See also The Lady Falkland: Her Life.

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