Full Name Margaret Agnew Blennerhassett

The poem The Desert [or Deserted] Isle (1822), by "A Lady," has often been catalogued as a separate collection of poetry. It is, in fact, a single poem that appears as pages 116-129 of The Widow of the Rock and Other Poems (1824). Its appearance in catalogues suggests that the poem was published separately—perhaps as a broadsheet or pamphlet—in 1822.

For a more detailed biography and bibliography, see her entry in the Canada's Early Women Writers project.

Birth date c1771
Birthplace Newry, Northern Ireland
Death date 1842
Deathplace New York, NY
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