Felicia Hemans

HEMANS, Felicia Dorothea (née Browne). b. Liverpool, 25 September 1793; d. Dublin, 16 May 1835. Born into a well-to-do family, she was a precocious young woman, publishing Poems (Liverpool, 1808) and England and Spain, or Valour and Patriotism (London, 1808) at the age of fifteen. This was followed by many other publications, including The Domestic Affections and Other Poems (1812), The Sceptic (1820), Dartmoor (1821), The Vespers of Palermo (1823), The Siege of Valencia (1823), and The Forest Sanctuary (1825), from which her best known poem, ‘Casabianca’ (‘The boy stood on the burning deck’) is taken. She continued with Records of Woman: with other poems (1828), Songs of the Affections...

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