WROTH, Lady Mary (Sidney) [~1586-~1653] -- English writer
A niece of Sir Philip Sidney ¤.
She was a noted patroness of the arts,
with works dedicated to her by Ben Jonson, George Chapman, George Wither and William Gamage.
Her first and only major work, a pastoral romance, was published in 1621,
possibly as an attempt to support herself, since she had been left an impoverished widow.
The Countesse of Montgomeries Urania is a long prose narrative with interpolated lyrics,
written in imitation of her uncle's Arcadia.
[University of Victoria]
The Countess of Montgomery's Urania (1621) Love's Victory (a play in 5 acts) Pamphilia to Amphilanthus (1621)
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