To Philaster

Sarah Fyge Egerton (1670-1723)

Read by Kassi Chalk, English, 2011

Sarah Fyge Egerton (1670–1723) was a female poet who wrote in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. She was one of six children born to Mary Beacham  and Thomas Fyge. Her birth date is uncertain, though most scholars believe it to be 1670.

To Philaster”, consists of twenty-two lines in which the speaker vacillates between fond reminiscence of the love she shared with Philaster (a surname for a lover from her early years appearing in several of Egerton's other works) and attacks upon his character as a deceiver.


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