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Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Individual Item Contents: WPRP 88

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Author

Brand, Hannah (1760-1821).

Title

Plays, and poems.

Imprint

Norwich : Beatniffe and Payne. 1798.

Physical description

pp.xv,[1],424. Contemporary full calf, red label. The dedication leaf is signed by the authoress.

Call number

WPRP 88.

Citation

Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, p. 38.

Biographical note

Hannah Brand, actress and dramatist. She began as a teacher in Norwich but soon gave up this profession for a career on the stage. As actress and dramatist she was equally unsuccessful. She ended up as governess to a family at Woodbridge in which, until her arrival, husband and wife had lived in pleasant tranquillity. She soon completely detached the wife from her husband and the two women left the house to live together on a remote island. This 'extraordinary woman', as Cranbrook describes her, died at Versailles, 5 March 1821.

Notes

Includes Dedication and Subscribers List.

Epigraph

Here then I rest; sooth’d with the hope to prove
The approbation of "the few I love,"
Join’d (for ambitious thoughts will sometimes rise)
Join’d to the endurance of the good and wife.
 

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Online copies

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Digital copy and transcription at UC Davis

Contents

Introduction

1

Huniades; or, The Siege of Belgrade.

11

The Conflict; or Love, Honour, and Pride.*

147

Adelinda.+

251

Valentine.

379

Introduction.

381

The Monk of La Trappe.

386

Ode to Youth.

416

Imitation of the French Hymn of Monsieur Des Barreaux

418

Ode to Adversity.

419

Prayer to the ParcÊ

422

* Altered from D. Sanche d’Aragon, by P. Corneille.

+ Altered from La Force du Naturel, by Deftouches.