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The Statice limonium, or sea lavender
In the condition of, or like, a beggar; suitable for a beggar; extremely indigent; poverty-stricken; mean
To reduce to beggary; to impoverish; as, he had beggared himself
One who makes it his business to ask alms
The quality or state of being beggarly; meanness
The Centaurea behen, or saw-leaved centaury
The Cucubalus behen, or bladder campion, now called Silene inflata
One who assumes in argument what he does not prove
To cause to seem very poor and inadequate
One who is dependent upon others for support; a contemptuous or sarcastic use
The condition of being a beggar; also, the class of beggars
Aphra Behn
born July 1640, Harbledown?, Kent, Eng. died April 16, 1689, London English dramatist, novelist, and poet, the first Englishwoman known to earn her living by writing. Her early life is obscure (as is her original surname), but she spent most of it in South America. She married a merchant named Behn in 1658; he died in the mid 1660s. Her novel Oroonoko (1688), the story of an enslaved African prince whom Behn knew in South America, influenced the development of the English novel. Her first play, The Forc'd Marriage, was produced in 1671; her later witty comedies, such as the two-part The Rover (1677, 1681), were highly successful, and toward the end of her life she wrote many popular novels