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Mary Scott (1751/2—1793), poet, was born in Somerset.

Scott's father was a linen draper. Not much else is known about her life before the publication of The Female Advocate, dedicated to her friend Anne Steele, in 1774. Scott credits John Duncombe's The Feminead (1754), a poem in praise of the accomplishments of women writers, as the inspiration for her own poem.

The poem consists of 522 lines of rhyming couplets; it supplements Duncombe's, and discusses more contemporary writers. Among the poets referred to are Lucy Aikin, Anna Laetitia Barbauld, Mary Chudleigh, Sarah Fielding, Anne Killigrew, Catherine Macaulay, Catherine Parr, and Helen Maria Williams.

Men are also praised: Duncombe; Rev. Thomas Seward, author of The Female Right to Literature, in a Letter to a Young Lady from Florence (1766); William Steele, for his support of his daughter's writing; and Richard Pulteney (1730—1801), a friend and physician who encouraged Scott.

She began a correspondence with Anna Seward, whose father she had praised in The Female Advocate, and Seward's published letters are the source of much that is known of Scott's life. In the preface the Advocate, Scott mentions ongoing ill-health and indeed seems to have been a semi-invalid. She lived with her parents until she was in her thirties, caring for her ailing mother until she died in 1787. Her father died in 1788, and Scott was free after over a decade of courtship to marry John Taylor, a match her mother had opposed when alive.

Scott was part of a circle of Protestant dissenters and was deeply religious; consequently, when her husband, who had formerly convinced her to convert to Unitarianism, embraced Quakerism, she underwent considerable strain. Scott gave birth to a daughter in 1789 and a son in 1791 (her son, John Edward Taylor, went on to found the Manchester Guardian). She died late in her third pregnancy, in 1793, at the age of forty-one.

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Total Books: 74
Top 10 London
2013 - Top 10 London [EYEWITNESS TOP 10 TRAVEL GUIDE] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780756696535
ISBN-10: 0756696534
Genre: Travel
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Everyday Dogs A Perpetual Calendar for Birthdays and Other Notable Dates
A Robin's Song And Other Verses
2009 - A Robin's Song and Other Verses [1904] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781120128447
ISBN-10: 1120128447
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Incarnation of the Spirit
2007 - The Incarnation of the Spirit (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780875730936
ISBN-10: 0875730930
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The Kundalini Concept Its Origin and Value
2007 - The Kundalini Concept Its Origin and Value (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780895818584
ISBN-10: 0895818582
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Companies with a Conscience Intimate Portraits of Twelve Firms That Make a DIfference Third Edition
Murder on Wheels
2002 - Murder on Wheels [AB Crime S.] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780749004606
ISBN-10: 0749004606
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror
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A FINE KIND OF MADNESS
2001 - A Fine Kind of Madness (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780747260110
ISBN-10: 0747260117
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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To Light and Life Via Poetry
2000 - To Light and Life VIa Poetry (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780953834006
ISBN-10: 095383400X
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Fine Kind Of Madness
1999 - Fine Kind of Madness (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780747221999
ISBN-10: 0747221995
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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United in God's Love
1996 - United in God's Love [Leisure Arts #24009] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781609002220
ISBN-10: 1609002229
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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The Traveler's Psalm A 40-Day Spiritual Journey
1993 - The Traveler's Psalm a 40-day Spiritual Journey (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780834115132
ISBN-10: 0834115131
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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1992 - A Picture Book of Reptiles and Amphibians [A Picture Book of Series] (Paperback)
Companies With a Conscience Intimate Portraits of Twelve Firms That Make a Difference
A Picture Book of Wild Cats
1992 - A Picture Book of Wild Cats (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780816724314
ISBN-10: 0816724318
Genre: Children's Books
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A Picture Book of Farm Animals
1991 - A Picture Book of Farm Animals [A Picture Book of Series] (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780816721504
ISBN-10: 0816721505
Genre: Children's Books
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Kundalini in the Physical World
1990 - Kundalini in the Physical World [Arkana S.] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780140191509
ISBN-10: 014019150X
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
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Norwood Was a Difficult School
1988 - Norwood Was a Difficult School (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780333451809
ISBN-10: 0333451805
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A Renaissance of the Spirit A New Way to See Ourselves
1988 - A Renaissance of the Spirit a New Way to See Ourselves [Quest Book] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780835606325
ISBN-10: 0835606325
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality
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Oh diese Verwandschaft
1986 - Oh Diese Verwandschaft (Other)
ISBN-13: 9783442036639
ISBN-10: 3442036631
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1985 - To Catch a Wild Falcon [Rainbow Romance] (Hardcover)
Strangers for Tea
1975 - Strangers for Tea (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780091229207
ISBN-10: 0091229200
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Truthahn Um Zwlf [Turkey At Twelve] (Other)