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Hannah Cowley

Cowley, Hannah, 1743–1809, English poet and dramatist. One of the Della-Cruscans, she contributed under the name Alma Matilda sentimental verse to the World. Her most successful comedy was The Belle's Stratagem (produced in 1780).

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