Romantic Women Poets
1788-1848 Volume II
Edited by Andrew Ashfield
Manchester and New York: Manchester UP, 1998
HELEN MARIA WILLIAMS (later Stone?) (1762-1827)
- A Poem on the Bill Lately Pased for Regulating the Slave
HANNAH MORE (1745-1833)
- Slavery, a Poem
- The Sorrows of Yamba
ANN YEARSLEY (née Cromartie) (1752-1806)
- A Poem on the Inhumanity of the Slave-Trade
ANNA LAETITIA BARBAULD (née Alkin) (1743-1825)
- Epistle to William Wilberforce
MARY LEADBEATER (née Shackleton) (1758-1826)
- The Triumph of Terror
- The Summer-Morning's Desstruction
- The Ruined Cottage
MARY ROBINSON (née Derby) (1758-1800)
- The Maniac
- The Lascar
- Poor Marguerite
- Edmund's Wedding
- The Savage of Aveyron
ANNE BANNERMAN (1765-1829)
- Verses on an Illumination for a Naval Victory
- Ode I: The Spirit of the Air
- Ode II: The Mermaid
- The Soldier
- The Dark Ladie
FANNY HOLCROFT (1780-1844)
- The Penitent Mother
- Conscience the Worst of Tortures
- The Negro
- The Condemned Sailor
- The Debtor
- The Madagascar Mother
JANE ELIZABETH ROSCOE (later Hornblower) (1797-1853)
- Sonnet: ‘Though to my living eye be still denied'
- The Visionary
- Llanberis Pass
- Sonnet: ‘Pent in the city's darksome walls I pine'
- Sonnet: ‘Amidst the darkness of the ancient time'
- Sonnet: ‘Yes! there are sympathies fate cannot part'
- Solitary Imprisonment
- Verses: ‘Do I not love at midnight to gaze forth'
- Verses: ‘I was within a home, where nature smiled'
CAROLINE BOWLES (later Southey) (1786-1854)
- There is a tongue in every leaf
- On Reading ‘The records of woman'
- The Father's Tale
- The Grandmother's Tale
FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS (née Browne) (1793-1835)
- Bring Flowers
- The American Forest-Girl
- Corinne at the Capitol
- The Grave of a Poetess
- Woman on the Field of Battle
- Woman and Fame
- Arabella Stuart
- The Spells of Home
- The Beings of the Mind
- The Land of Dreams
- The Wings of the Dove
- The Two Homes
- The Dreaming Child
- The Dreamer
- To the Mountain Winds
- The Return to Poetry
- Intellectual Powers
- Remembrances of Nature
MARIANNE PROWSE (née Jeffrey) (1798-1850)
- On Visiting a Cataract
- To *****
- Written During a Storm at Night
- The Desolate
LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON (later Maclean) (1802-1838)
- The Enchanted Island
- Stanzas on the Death of Mrs Hemans
- [Fragment] ‘The alter, ‘tis of death! for there are laid'
- [Fragment] ‘Oh, what a waste of feeling and of thought'
- The Polar Star
CATHERINE GRACE GODWIN (née Garnett) (1798-1845)
- Felicia Hemans
- The Lady Jane Grey in her Study
MARY ANN BROWNE (later Gray) (1812-1845)
- A World Without Water
- The Song of the Elements
- A Visions of Power
- Fragmentary Verses
- The Embroideress at Midnight
MARIA ABDY (née Smith) (1767-1867)
- The Enchanted Ground
- The Poetess
- Lines Written on the Death of Mrs Hemans
- The Deserted Wife to her Sister
- The Railway Tunnel
- The Dressmaker
- The Embroidery Frame
CAROLINE NORTON (née Sheridan, later Stirling-Maxwell)
- The Captive Heart
- Sonnet: ‘In the cold change which Time hath wrought on love'
- A Voice from the Factories
- Sonnet: ‘Like an enfranchised bird, who wildly springs'
- Sonnet: The Disdained Lover
- The Poet's Choice
CAROLINE CLIVE (née Wigly) (1801-1873)
- The Grave
- Written in Illness
- Former Home
EMILY BRONTË (1818-1848)
- ‘I'm happiest when most away'
- ‘It's over now; I've known it all'
- ‘Harp of wild and dream-like strain'
- ‘I am the only being whose doom'
- ‘It is not pride, it is not shame'
- ‘The wind, I hear it sighing'
- The Night-Wind
- ‘And like myself lone, wholly lone'
- ‘Shall earth no more inspire thee'
- To Imagination
- The Prisoner. A Fragment
- ‘No coward soul is mine'
- ‘Often rebuked, yet always back returning'
ANNE BRONTË (1820-1849)
- The North Wind
- To Cowper
- Lines Composed in a Wood on a Windy Day
- The Captive Dove
- If This Be All
CHARLOTTE BRONTË (later Nicholls) (1816-1855)
- On the Death of Emily Jane Brontë
- On the Death of Anne Brontë
ELIZABETH BARRETT (later Browning) (1806-1861)
- Stanzas Addressed to Miss Landon
- The Soul's Travelling
- Cowper's Grave
- The Cry of the Human
- The Cry of the Children
- Sonnet: The Soul's Expression
- Sonnet: The Seraph and the Poet
- The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim's Point
- Maude's Sprinning
- The Poet
- Hiram Powers's Greek Slave
MARY BRYAN (née Langdon) (1780-after 1823)
Index of first lines
- To W[illiam] W[ordsworth] Esq.
- Sonnet: The Spinning Wheel
- The Visit
- On Seeing the Representation of a Victory
- The Dream
Selected thematic index
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