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Sarah Fyge Egerton

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Sarah Fyge Egerton (1668–1723) was an English poet who wrote in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. In her works The Female Advocate and Poems on Several Occasions, Egerton wrote about gender, friendship, marriage, religion, education, politics, and other topics. She is chiefly known as the spirited teen who responded in defense of women to Robert Gould's misogynist satire. Life Sarah Fyge was born in London and baptized on 20 December 1668. She was the daughter of Thomas Fyge (d. 1705) and his first wife Rebecca Alcock (d. 1672). Alcock died when Egerton was three years old and she was raised by her father's second wife, Mary Beacham (d. 1704). Fyge, in addition to being an apothecary in London, was a descendant of the Figge family of Winslow, Buckinghamshire, from which he inherited a plot of land. As the daughter of a landowning apothecary, Egerton had the benefit of living in a relatively wealthy environment. Based on her family's wealth and references
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