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Warren, mercy 1728-1814

Historian; born in Barnstable, Mass., Sept. 25, 1728; was

Mercy Warren.

the wife of Gen. James Warren and sister of James Otis. Her mind was as strong and active as that of her fiery brother, but she was restrained from taking public part in the politics of the day by her sex. She was a poet of much excellence, and corresponded with the leading statesmen of the day. She excelled in dramatic [137] composition, and produced The group, a political satire; The Adulator; and two tragedies of five acts each, called The sack of Rome, and Ladies of Castile. The latter were written during the earlier years of the Revolutionary War, and published in 1778, and were full of patriotic sentiments. Her complete poetical works were published in 1790. In 1805 Mrs. Warren completed and published a History of the Revolutionary War (3 volumes). She died in Plymouth, Oct. 19, 1814.

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