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CANFIELD, Francesca Anna, poet. born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in August, 1803; died 28 May, 1823. She was a daughter of Dr. Felix Pascalis, an Italian physician. Her parents removed to New York while she was a child, and she began at an early age to write verses. Besides many original 520 CANFIELD poems, both in English and Italian, published in various journals, she made graceful translations from foreign tongues. Many of her verses appeared in a commercial gazette established by her husband, a New York broker, who died in 1833 while preparing her poems for publication.
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