Dorothy Frances Gurney

GURNEY, Dorothy Frances (née Blomfield). b. London, 4 October 1858; d. London, 15 June 1932. She was the daughter of the vicar of St Andrew Undershaft in the City of London, and granddaughter of a Bishop of London. In 1887 she married Gerald Gurney, the son of Archer Thompson Gurney*. She and her husband became Roman Catholics in 1919. She published The Childhood of Queen Victoria (1901), Poems (1913), and A Little Book of Quiet (1915). After her death two collections of her poems were published in 1933. Each took part of its title from one of her best known poems: God’s Garden, & other verses takes its name from the poem containing the lines The kiss of the sun for pardon, The...

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