ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sophia Little

(1799-1893)


The daughter of a United States senator, Sophia L. Robbins of Newport, Rhode Island, married William Little, Jr. of Boston in 1824; she contributed to periodicals and published several books in prose and verse, including an imitation of Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. Little was active in the antislavery and temperance movements. She published under the pseudonym "Rowena."


TEXT RECORDS:

1828Thanksgiving.

PUBLICATIONS:

The last days of Jesus. 1839.
The annunciation and birth of Jesus. 1842.
The pilgrim's progress in the last days. 1843.
The betrothed, and The branded hand. 1844.
The branded hand: a dramatic sketch commemorative of the tragedies at the South, in the winter of 1844-5. 1845.
Thrice through the furnace: a tale of the times of the iron hoof. 1852.
Reveille; or, our music at dawn. 3 vols, 1854.
Pentacost. 1869.
Massacre at Fort Griswold and burning of New London, Sept. 6, 1781. Written by a lady eighty-two years of age. ca. 1881.