So, five texts that I wish had survived but apparently haven’t:
1. The complete works of Isabella Whitney, the first poet of London. (Which I suspect must include a significant number of anonymously published ballads, and possibly more books – given that the two we know of survived only in one copy.)
3. The memoirs of Phryne, courtesan of Thebes. (What a read that would be.)
5. The private memoirs of Pharaoh Hatshepsut, her compatriot in ancient Egypt.
(Well OK, the last two probably never existed, but they should have.)
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