Katherine Philips

Biography of Katherine Philips (1631 – 1647)

Katherine Philips
Katherine Philips (1631-1647)

Katherine Fowler was born on New Year’s day, 1631 in London, England. In 1647, at the age of sixteen, Katherine was married to fifty-four-year old James Philips. Soon after, she formed the Society of Friendship where she and a small group of women wrote poems of love and friendship to one another. Each member took on a nickname – Philips became known from that point on as Orinda. She began writing to her friend Mary Aubrey (Rosania), but later wrote more to Anne Owen (Lucasia). Ladies, forming this kind of a group would be a great way to expand your friendships.

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Poems By Katherine Philips


6th April 1651 L’Amitie: To Mrs. M. Awbrey (No Comments »)
A Retir’d Friendship (No Comments »)
Against Love (No Comments »)
Arion to a Dolphin, On His Majesty’s passage into England. (No Comments »)
Content, To My Dearest Lucasia (No Comments »)
Epitaph on her Son H. P. (No Comments »)
Friendships Mystery, To My Dearest Lucasia (No Comments »)
In Memory of F.P. (No Comments »)
In memory of that excellent person Mrs. Mary Lloyd of Bodidrist in Denbigh-shire, (No Comments »)
L’Amitie: To Mrs. M. Awbrey. (No Comments »)
La Solitude de St. Amant (No Comments »)
Orinda To Lucasia Parting October 1661 At London (No Comments »)
Orinda upon Little Hector Philips (No Comments »)
The World (No Comments »)
To Mr. Vaughan, Silurist on His Poems (No Comments »)
To Mrs. M. A. at Parting (No Comments »)
To My Antenor (No Comments »)
To my dear Sister, Mrs. C. P. on her Nuptial (No Comments »)
To My Excellent Lucasia, On Our Friendship (No Comments »)
To One Persuading A Lady To Marriage (No Comments »)