The daughter of gardener, Mary Leapor worked for a time as a cook-maid. Her verses attracted the patronage of Bridget Freemantle, though the poet died of measles before a planned volume of poems could appear. Leapor's adventurous poems were admired enough to support a second posthumous volume, and several were reprinted in nineteenth-century anthologies.
Poems upon several occasions. 1748.
Poems upon several occasions. The second volume. 1751.