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Mary Tighe (1770-1810), Poet

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Tighe was an Anglo-Irish poet whose first published work Psyche, or The Legend of Love (1805), a narrative poem, was a huge popular success. The 1811 edition was read and admired by Keats while he was writing Endymion (1812).

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Mary Tighe

attributed to John Comerford, after George Romney
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, (1794-1795)
NPG 1629