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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Mary Robinson (1758–1800)

Robinson, Mary. An English actress and author; born at Bristol, Nov. 27, 1758; died at Surrey, Dec. 26, 1800. Her first collection of poems was published in 1775, under the patronage of the Duchess of Devonshire. After this she published several books, among them being: ‘Celadon and Lydia’ (1777), a tale; ‘Captivity’ (1777), a poem; ‘Angelina’ (1796); ‘Lyrical Tales’ (1800); and ‘Effusions of Love,’ purporting to be her correspondence with the Prince of Wales, afterwards George IV., of whom she was the recognized mistress.