Ephelia (fl. 1660s–1680s)

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Ephelia (fl. 1660s–1680s)

British poet and playwright. Name variations: (pseudonym) A Gentlewoman. Born in London, England, but little is known of her life and character.

Major contributor to Restoration poetry, was born by her own account to parents who died young; wrote variety of verse, including political broadsides, verse-essays, elegies, verse-dramas, and verse-epistles; works include A Poem To His Sacred Majesty. On The Plot. Written by a Gentlewoman (1678), and Female Poems On Several Occasions. Written by Ophelia (1679).

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Ephelia (fl. 1660s–1680s)

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