Elizabeth Hands, the daughter of Henry and Ann Herbert, was born in Warwickshire, where she worked as a servant in the Huddesford family of Allesley, near Coventry. In 1784 she married William Hands, a blacksmith of Bourton, where her two children were born in 1785 and 1787. Her volume of poems was printed at Coventry in 1789 with an impressive list of subscribers, many connected with Rugby School. Hands published poetry under the pseudonym "Daphne."
1789A Pastoral Dialogue.
1789A Pastoral Song.
1789Absence and Death. A Pastoral.
1789Love and Friendship. A Pastoral.
1789On a Wedding.
1789Perplexity. A Poem.
1789Wit and Beauty. A Pastoral.
The death of Amnon, a poem. With an appendix containing pastorals, and other poetical pieces. 1789.