Romantic women poets, 1788-1848

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Manchester University Press, May 14, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 299 pages
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In this new volume, Andrew Ashfield illustrates how women extended the horizons of Romanticism by their insistent engagement with social issues such as slavery, child labor and women workers. His previous volume, Romantic Women Poets 1770-1838, explored how women poets made important contributions to major areas of Romanticism such as landscape and seascape. Together these two volumes add new dimensions to the study of Romanticism by showing how the solitary meditation by the sea developed concurrently with major social concerns. Ashfield exposes a much more complicated relationship between the self and society than has previously prevailed in our assessments of Romanticism.

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Contents

Introduction
1
HELEN MARIA WILLIAMS later Stone? 17611827
11
A Poem on the Bill Lately Passed for Regulating the Slave Trade
12
HANNAH MORE 17451833
20
Slavery a Poem
21
The Sorrows of Yamba
27
ANN YEARSLEY nee Cromartie 17521806
32
ANNA LAETITIA BARBAULD nee Aikin 17431825
41
Corinna
151
The Enchanted Island
152
Stanzas on the Death of Mrs Hemans
153
Fragment The altar tis of death for there are laid
156
CATHERINE GRACE GODWIN nee Garnett 17981845 CONTENTS 70 Felicia Hemans
158
The Lady Jane Grey in her Study
160
MARY ANN BROWNE later Gray 18121845
162
A World Without Water
163

Epistle to William Wilberforce
43
MARY LEADBEATER nee Shackleton 17581826
46
The Triumph of Terror
47
The SummerMornings Destruction
48
The Ruind Cottage
49
MARY ROBINSON nee Darby 17581800
52
The Maniac
53
The Lascar
56
Poor Marguerite
64
Edmunds Wedding
67
The Savage of Aveyron
70
ANNE BANNERMAN 17651829
74
The Spirit of the Air
77
The Mermaid
80
The Soldier
82
FANNY HOLCROFT 17801844
87
Annabella
88
The Penitent Mother
89
Conscience the Worst of Tortures
90
The Negro
91
The Condemned Sailor
92
The Debtor
93
The Madagascar Mother
94
JANE ELIZABETH ROSCOE later Hornblower 17971853
95
Though to my living eye be still denied
96
Llanberis Pass
97
Pent in the citys darkesome walls I pine
98
Life
99
Yes there are sympathies fate cannot part
100
Do I not love at midnight to gaze forth
102
I was within a home where nature smiled
103
CAROLINE BOWLES later Southey 17861854
104
There is a tongue in every leaf
105
On ReadingThe records of woman
106
The Fathers Tale
107
The Grandmothers Tale
112
FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS nee Browne 17931835
117
Bring Flowers
118
The American ForestGirl
119
Corinne at the Capitol
121
The Grave of a Poetess
122
Woman on the Field of Battle
123
Woman and Fame
125
Arabella Stuart
126
The Spells of Home
133
The Beings of the Mind
134
The Land of Dreams
136
The Wings of the Dove
137
The Two Homes
139
The Dreaming Child
140
The Dreamer
141
To the Mountain Winds
142
The Return to Poetry
143
MARIANNE PROWSE nee Jeffery 17981850
144
Home
145
On Visiting a Cataract
146
Written During a Storm at Night
147
The Desolate
148
LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON later Maclean 18021838
150
Rocks
166
A Vision of Power
170
Fragmentary Verses
174
The Embroideress at Midnight
176
MARIA ABDY nee Smith 17971867
178
The Enchanted Ground
179
The Poetess
180
Lines Written on the Death of Mrs Hemans
182
The Deserted Wife to her Sister
184
The Railway Tunnel
185
The Dressmaker
187
The Embroidery Frame
191
CAROLINE NORTON nee Sheridan later StirlingMaxwell 18081877
193
The Captive Heart
194
In the cold change which Time hath wrought on love
195
Like an enfranchised bird who wildly springs
208
The Poets Choice
209
CAROLINE CLIVE nee MeyseyWigley 18011873
210
The Grave
211
Written in Illness
213
Former Home
214
EMILY BRONTE 18181848
215
Im happiest when most away
216
Harp of wild and dreamlike strain
217
It is not pride it is not shame
218
The wind I hear it sighing
219
And like myself lone wholly lone
220
Shall Earth no more inspire thee
221
To Imagination
222
Remembrance
223
The Prisoner A Fragment
224
No coward soul is mine
225
Often rebuked yet always back returning 226 vii
226
CONTENTS ANNE BRONTE 18201849
227
To Cowper
228
Lines Composed in a Wood on a Windy Day
229
The Captive Dove
230
Dreams
231
CHARLOTTE BRONTE later Nicholls 18161855
232
On the Death of Emily Jane Bronte
233
ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING nee Barrett 18061861
234
Stanzas Addressed to Miss Landon
235
The Souls Travelling
237
Cowpers Grave
242
The Cry of the Human
245
The Cry of the Children
248
The Souls Expression
251
The Seraph and Poet
252
Maudes Spinning
259
The Poet
260
Notes
261
Appendix MARY BRYAN nee LANGDON1780after 1823
288
The Spinning Wheel
289
The Visit
290
On Seeing the Representation of a Victory
292
The Dream
293
Index of first lines
295
Selected thematic index
299
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