Felicia Hemans, Music of yesterday, a poem

Scope and Content

The papers are finely bound in blue with leather spine embossed with gilt lettering as follows: Mrs. Hemans ms. - Music of Yesterday. The volume includes a full transcription of the manuscript of the poem.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born Felicia Dorothea Browne, Felicia Hemans (1793-1835) commenced writing at an early age, and when fourteen published 'England and Spain, or Valour and patriotism, a poem'. In 1812 she married Captain Hemans, who left her in 1818. She paid two visits to Scotland where she met Sir Walter Scott and Lord Jeffrey. She died in 1835 and was buried in Dublin. Amongst her works are:- 'Forest sanctuary', 'Songs of the affections', 'Hymns for childhood' and several plays.

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