1853 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Mary Ann Browne

Frederic Rowton, in Female Poets of Great Britian (1853) 472.



MARY ANN BROWNE was born in Maiden Head, Berkshire, in 1812. In 1827 she published Mont Blanc; in 1828 Ada; in 1829 Repentance; in 1834 The Coronal; in 1836 The Birth Day Gift; and in 1839 Ignatia; and she was a frequent contributor to the Dublin University Magazine, and other British Periodicals, and to The Lady's Companion, and The Knickerbocker Magazine in the United States. From 1830 to 1842 she resided most of her time in Liverpool, to which city her father removed in the former year. In 1842 she was married to Mr. James Gray, a Scottish gentleman, and she died in Cork in 1844. Her poems are distinguished for grace and tenderness, a ready command of poetical imagery, and a taste delicately skilled in the harmonies of language.