ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Felicia Hemans

(1793-1835)


Born in Liverpool and raised in Wales, Felicia Brown published her first volume of poems when she was fifteen years old. She married Captain Alfred Hemans in 1812; her separation from her husband in 1818 aroused considerable attention and sympathy. Mrs. Hemans corresponded about philosophy with Shelley and Bishop Heber and was on familiar terms with Scott and Wordsworth. Later in life she enjoyed considerable celebrity as a poet, especially in the United States. She left Wales for Liverpool in 1828 and spent her last years in ill health in Dublin where she lived with her brother.


TEXT RECORDS:

1817Modern Greece. A Poem.
1817On the Death of the Princess Charlotte.
1820Stanzas to the Memory of the Late King.
1820 ca.Superstition and Revelation, an unfinished Poem.
1822On the View of Delphi.
1823Belshazzar's Feast.
1823The Last Constantine.
1823The League of the Alps; or, the Meeting on the Field of Grutli.
1825The Forest Sanctuary.
1825The Forest Sanctuary. Part Second.
1828 ca.[Imitations of our Standard Authors.]

PUBLICATIONS:

Poems. 1808.
England and Spain: or valour and patriotism. 1808.
The domestic affections, and other poems. 1812.
The restoration of the works of art to Italy. 1816.
Modern Greece: a poem. 1817.
Translations from Camoens and other poets. 1818.
Tales and historic scenes in verse. 1819.
Wallace's invocation to Bruce: a poem. 1819.
The sceptic. 1820.
Stanzas to the memory of the late King. 1820.
Dartmoor: a poem. 1821.
Welsh melodies. 1822.
The vespers of Palermo. 1823.
The siege of Valencia: a dramatick poem; The last Constantine, with other poems. 1823.
The forest sanctuary, and other poems. 1825.
Lays of many lands. 1825.
The league of the Alps, the siege of Valencia, The vespers of Palermo, and other poems, ed. A. Norton. 2 vols, 1826-27.
Hymns on the works of nature for the use of children. 1827.
Poetical works. 2 vols, 1828.
Records of woman, with other poems. 1828.
Songs of the affections, with other poems. 1830.
Hymns for childhood. 1834.
National lyrics and songs for music. 1834.
Scenes and hymns of life, with other religious poems. 1834.
Poetical remains, ed. David Macbeth Moir. 1836.
Works, ed. Harriet Hughes. 7 vols, 1839.
Early blossoms of spring, with a life of the authoress. 1840.
Poetical works, ed. W. M. Rossetti. 1873.
Poetical works. 1914.