Catherine Maria Fanshawe

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Catherine Maria Fanshawe
Born 6 July 1765 Edit this on Wikidata
Died 17 April 1834 Edit this on Wikidata (aged 68)
Occupation Poet Edit this on Wikidata

Catherine Maria Fanshawe (1765–1834) was an English poet. The daughter of a Surrey squire, she wrote clever occasional verse. Her best-known production is the famous Riddle on the Letter H, beginning "'Twas whispered in heaven, 'twas muttered in hell" often attributed to Lord Byron. Her "Fragment in Imitation of Wordsworth" appears in the Oxford Book of Parodies (ed John Gross).


 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainCousin, John William (1910). A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature. London: J. M. Dent & Sons. Wikisource 

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