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Katherine Philips (‘Orinda’) (1632–1664)

Philips, Katherine (Fowler) [“The Matchless Orinda”]. An English poet; born in London, Jan. 1, 1632; died on June 22, 1664. She wrote many poems, and translated Corneille’s ‘Horace’ and ‘Pompée.’ She signed herself “Orinda” in correspondence with literary friends, and was pronounced “matchless” for her poetry, first collected in 1678. Dryden, Cowley, Jeremy Taylor, and others eulogized it extravagantly; but personal admiration for the woman probably affected their judgment.