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Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Individual Item Contents: WPRP 9

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Author

Browne, Mary Ann, 1812-1844.

Title

Ada, and other poems.

Printing and distribution

London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green; Hatchard & Son; and W. Benning. 1828.

London: Printed by Samuel Manning and Co. London-House Yard, St. Paul’s. 

Physical description

12. iv,[2],ii,277,[3]p. Errata. Contemporary diced calf.

Call number

WPRP 9.

Citation

Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, p. 42.

Notes

 

Mary Ann Browne was a sister of Felicia Dorothea Hemans. Mary Russell Mitford said of her that 'of all poetesses, George Sand herself not excepted, she seems to me to touch with the sweetest, the firmest, the most delicate hand, the difficult chords of female passions.'

Notes

Includes Dedication.

Epigraph

Is not the life of Woman all bound up
In her affections? What hath she to do
In this bleak world alone? It may be well
For Man, in his triumphal course, to move
Uncumbered by soft bonds, - but we were born
For love and grief.
 

MRS. HEMANS

Contents

 

DEDICATION

iii

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v

ADA

1

The Painter

75

MISCELLANEOUS POEMS.

Sonnet, to Miss M. R. Mitford

101

The Native Land

103

Stanzas, suggested by reading "Death’s Doings"

107

Woman’s Heart

111

Ballad

115

Stanzas, written in Moore’s "Irish Melodies"

118

To Thomas Moore, Esq.

121

Memory

124

Flowers

127

They are not there!

132

To James Montgomery, Esq.

135

My Home

137

The Discovery Ship

142

The Land of Love

145

The Sky

149

Ione

155

My Rest is in the Grave

152

The Happiest Time

162

The Cross by the Way-side

166

Canzonet

169

Music

171

The Sun

175

Lady Edith

178

The Fate of Genius

182

The Home of Dreams

186

The Breeze in the Desert

190

The dying Minstrel

194

Stanzas, written on the 1st of January, 1828

199

Lines written beneath a drawing of Heart’s ease, in the Album of a Lady, who was personally unknown to the Author

203

The Poetess

205

We’ve met again

210

The Birth-day Blessing

212

The Martyrs

217

The Heart and Lyre

222

Isabelle

225

To the Memory of Elizabeth Smith, supposed to be written by her Grave

228

Stanzas

223

The Foreboding

235

"Meet me To-Morrow!"

238

The Recluse

242

Stanzas, written in a Friend’s Album

247

The Actress

249

Stanzas, written on the Day the Author completed her Fifteenth Year, Sept. 24th, 1827

254

SACRED PIECES.

Ecce Homo

259

The Star over the Water

263

"Let Us Pray!"

266

Signs

271

"Thy Will be Done"

275