Little is known about the life of British Romantic poet Anna Barrell Dodsworth. She composed both occasional poems for her friends and family and wry social commentary in rhymed metrical verse. In accordance with Dodsworth’s wishes, her poetry was posthumously collected and published as Fugitive Pieces (1802). Her poems “To Matthew Dodsworth, Esq. On a Noble Captain’s Declaring that His Finger Was Broken by a Gate” and “Badinage. On Recovering from a Bad Fit of Sickness at Bath” are included in the anthology British Satire, 1785–1840.

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