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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor

Anna Young Smith
(1756-1780)


Anna Young Smith, a Philadelphia poet, was encouraged in her poetic endeavors by her aunt, poet Elizabeth Fergusson. Smith wrote frequently on politics and feminism as well as on the more conventional subjects of courtship, sensibility, and grief. Several poems were published posthumously under her pseudonym, “Sylvia.”




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An Elegy to the Memory of the American Volunteers, . . . April 19, 1775 (1775)  [n.b., Published in 1981]
On Reading Swift's Works (c. 1775)

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