Who is Anne Killigrew

Anne Killigrew (1660–1685) was an English poet. Born in London, Killigrew is perhaps best known as the subject of a famous elegy by the poet John Dryden entitled To The Pious Memory of the Accomplish'd Young Lady Mrs. Anne Killigrew (1686). She was however a skilful poet in her own right, and her Poems were published posthumously in 1686. Dryden compared her poetic abilities to the famous Greek poet of antiquity, Sappho. Killigrew died of smallpox aged 25.

Early life and inspiration Anne Killigrew was born in early 1660, before the Restoration, at St Martin's Lane in London. Not much is known about her mother Judith Killigrew, but her father Dr. Henry Killigrew published several sermons and poems as well as a play called The Conspiracy. Her two patern...
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Anne Killigrew Poems

  • On The Soft And Gentle Motions Of Eudora
    Divine Thalia strike th' Harmonious Lute,
    But with a Stroke so Gentle as may sute
    The silent gliding of the Howers,
    Or yet the calmer growth of Flowers; ...
  • Upon A Little Lady
    Under the Discipline of an Excellent Person.
    I.
    How comes the Day orecast? the Flaming Sun
    Darkn'd at Noon, as if his Course were run? ...
  • First Epigram: Upon Being Contented With A Little
    1 We deem them moderate, but Enough implore,
    2 What barely will suffice, and ask no more:
    3 Who say, (O Jove) a competency give,
    4 Neither in Luxury, or Want we'd live. ...
  • On My Aunt Mrs. A. K.
    Drown'd under London-bridge, in the Queens Bardge, Anno 1641


    The Darling of a Father Good and Wise, ...
  • The Second Epigram
    On BILLINDA.
    Wanton Bellinda loudly does complain,
    I've chang'd my Love of late into disdain:
    ...
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Soul 10 I Love You 10 Love 10 Beauty 9 Great 9 Bright 9 Never 8 Alone 8 Noble 8 Heaven 8


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Comments about Anne Killigrew

  • Feinsteinken: in addition, camden corresponded with george carleton, henry neville's close friend and his widow's second husband. he wrote an epitaph for katherine killigrew, the mother of henry neville's wife anne.
  • Restalrig: at the funeral of anne of denmark in 1619, lady killigrew walked in procession with the ladies of the queen's privy chamber.
  • Feinsteinken: george carleton was not tangentially connected to henry neville. he was one of neville's closest friends. neville appointed carleton to be vicar at mayfield in 1587. carleton married neville's widow anne killigrew. carleton's book was printed by jaggard in **1624**.
  • Feinsteinken: when i say shakespeare-wrote-shakespeare erases women, i am simply stating facts. it erases anne killigrew neville. it also erases henry neville's daughters.
  • Feinsteinken: imagine if thomas killigrew were the son of anne hathaway's first cousin. and that cousin was the executor of shakespeare's will. what would people say about killigrew's connections to shakespeare's works?
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In Memoriam A. H. H.: 54. Oh, Yet We Trust That Somehow Goo
 by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Oh, yet we trust that somehow good
Will be the final end of ill,
To pangs of nature, sins of will,
Defects of doubt, and taints of blood;
That nothing walks with aimless feet;
That not one life shall be destroy'd,
Or cast as rubbish to the void,
When God hath made the pile complete;
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