Pearls from the British Female Poets

Pearls from the British Female Poets

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ... is our op'ning day. Nor board nor garner own we now, Nor roof nor latched door, Nor kind mate, bound by holy vow To bless a good man's store; SONG. THE gliding fish that takes his play In shady nook of streamlet cool, Thinks not how waters pass away And summer dries the pool. M Histories (of an Enthusiasts Nonchalant and a Realist), her best work. It is from her Lays of Leisure Hours and contributions to magazines, that she has claim to our notice in this work. As a writer of prose she has had much favour with the seriously disposed class, and deservedly, as she exhibits a lively imagination, a healthy moral tone, and an honest zeal to do good. As a writer of verse her merit is less, for, though her thoughts are good and her feeling strong, her versification is laboured, and destitute of that glow which true poetic fire always communicates to the lines it dictates; indeed, she seems, when she attempts verse, to lose the imagination which marks her prose; yet she cannot fail to win respect by her genuine and cheerful piety. We have headed our notice with her maiden name, as by that she will be most readily recognised, but she was married to the Rev. William Fletcher, whom she accompanied on a religious mission to India, where she died of cholera, a few months after landing, October 1833. She enjoyed the friendship of Mrs. Hemans and of Mr. Wordsworth, who speaks of her with beautiful simplicity: " Her enthusiasm was ardent, her piety steadfast, and her great talents would have enabled her to be eminently useful in the path to which she had been called. The opinion she entertained of her own performances, given to the world under her maiden name, was modest and humble, indeed far below her merits, as is often the case...
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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236849256
  • 9781236849250