Felicia Hemans

Felicia Hemans

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Felicia Hemans (25 September 1793 - 16 May 1835) was an English poet. She was born Felicia Dorothea Browne in Liverpool, a granddaughter of the Venetian consul in that city. Her father's business soon brought the family to Denbighshire in North Wales, where she spent her youth. They made their home near Abergele and St. Asaph (Flintshire), and it is clear that she came to regard herself as Welsh by adoption, later referring to Wales as "Land of my childhood, my home and my dead." Her first poems, dedicated to the Prince of Wales, were published in Liverpool in 1808, when she was only fourteen, arousing the interest of no less a person than Percy Bysshe Shelley, who briefly corresponded with her. She quickly followed them up with "England and Spain" [1808] and "The domestic affections," published in 1812, the year of her marriage to Captain Alfred Hemans, an Irish army officer some years older than herself. The marriage took her away from Wales, to Daventry in Northamptonshire until 1814.show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Cel Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134917982
  • 9786134917988