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Felicia Dorothea Hemans
Felicia Hemans (September 25, 1793 - 1835), was an English poet. She was born Felicia Dorothea Browne in Liverpool, a granddaughter of the Venetian consul in that city. Her father's business soon brought the family to Denbighshire in North Wales, where she spent her youth. They made their home near Abergele and St. Asaph (Flintshire), and it is clear that she came to regard herself as Welsh by adoption, later referring to Wales as "Land of my childhood, my home and my dead". Her first poems, dedicated to the Prince of Wales, were published in Liverpool in 1808, when she was only fifteen, arousing the interest of no less a person than Percy Bysshe Shelley, who briefly corresponded with her. She quickly followed them up with "England and Spain" [1808] and "The domestic affections", published in 1812, the year of her marriage to Captain Alfred Hemans, an Irish army officer some years older than herself. The marriage took her away from Wales, to Daventry in Northamptonshire until 1814. During their first six years of marriage Felicia gave birth to five sons, including Charles Isidore Hemans, and then the couple separated. Marriage had not, however, prevented her from continuing her literary career, with several volumes of poetry being published by the respected firm of John Murray in the period after 1816, beginning with "The Restoration of the works of art to Italy" (1816) and "Modern Greece" (1817). "Tales and historic scenes" was the collection which came out in 1819, the year of their separation. [edit] Later life From 1831 onwards, she lived in Dublin, where her younger brother had settled, and her poetic output continued. Her major collections, including The Forest Sanctuary (1825), Records of Woman and Songs of the Affections (1830) were immensely popular, especially with female readers. Her last books, sacred and profane, are the substantive Scenes and Hymns of Life and National Lyrics, and Songs for Music. She was by now a well-known literary figure, highly regarded by contemporaries such as Wordsworth, and with a popular following in the United States and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. When she died of dropsy, Wordsworth and Walter Savage Landor composed memorial verses in her honour.

neo-thomist poem
 
 
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not
want him for long.
i like americans
 
 
By A Foreigner

I like Americans.
They are so unlike Canadians.
They do not tak... [read poem]
along with youth
 
 
A porcupine skin,
Stiff with bad tanning,
It must have ended somewhere.
Stuffed horne... [read poem]
i like canadians
 
 
By A Foreigner

I like Canadians.
They are so unlike Americans.
They go home at... [read poem]
the landing of the pilgrim fathers in new england
 
 
"Look now abroad--another race has fill'd
Those populous borders--wide the wood reced... [read poem]
riparto d'assalto
 
 
Drummed their boots on the camion floor,
Hob-nailed boots on the camion floor.
Sergeants s... [read poem]
montparnasse
 
 
There are never any suicides in the quarter among people one knows
No successful suicides.... [read poem]
champs d'honneur
 
 
Soldiers never do die well;
Crosses mark the places --
Wooden crosses where they... [read poem]
chapter heading
 
 
For we have thought the longer thoughts
And gone the shorter way.
And we have danced t... [read poem]
the soul of spain with mcalmon and bird the publishers
 
 
In the rain in the rain in the rain in the rain in Spain.
Does it rain in Spain?
Oh yes my... [read poem]
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