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date: 24 November 2020

SHERWOOD (Butt), Mary Martha (1775–1851) An English author 

The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

Daniel Hahn

of numerous stories for children and the most fiercely didactic of all writers of the *moral tale. She imbued it with a religious fervour and an emphasis on human sinfulness which had not been seen in juvenile books since the writings of the 17th-cent. ... ...

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