Felicia Dorothea Hemans (25 September 1793 – 16 May 1835 / Liverpool, England)
Felicia Hemans was an English poet.
Felicia Heman's paternal grandfather was George Browne of Passage, co. Cork, Ireland; her maternal grandparents were Elizabeth Haydock Wagner (d. 1814) of Lancashire and Benedict Paul Wagner (1718–1806), wine importer at 9 Wolstenholme Square, Liverpool. Family legend gave the Wagners a Venetian origin; family heraldry an Austrian one. The Wagners' country address was North Hall near Wigan; they sent two sons to Eton College. Of three daughters only Felicity married; her husband George Browne joined his father-in-law's business and succeeded him as Tuscan and imperial consul in Liverpool.
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- A Domestic Scene
- A Farewell to Abbotsford
- A Monarch's Death-Bed
- A Parting Song
- A Spirit's Return
- A Voyager's Dream Of Land
- Address To Fancy
- Address To Music
- Address To Thought
- Alaric In Italy
- An Hour Of Romance
- Ancient Greek Song Of Exile
- Arabella Stuart
- Brandenburgh Harvest-Song
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The boy stood on the burning deck,Felicia Dorothea Hemans (1783-1835), British poet. Casabianca (l. 1-8). . . Family Book of Best Loved Poems, The. David L. George, ed. (1952) Doub...
Whence all but he had fled;
The flame that lit the battle's wreck,
Shone round him o'er the dead.
Yet beautiful and bright he sto...
''There came a burst of thunder sound;Felicia Dorothea Hemans (1783-1835), British poet. Casabianca (l. 32-35). . . Family Book of Best Loved Poems, The. David L. George, ed. (1952) Do...
The boyOh! where was he?
MAsk of the winds, that far around
With fragments strewed the sea;''
''The breaking waves dashed highFelicia Dorothea Hemans (1783-1835), British poet. The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers (l. 1-2). . . Family Book of Best Loved Poems, The. David L....
On a stern and rock-bound coast,''
What sought they thus afar?
Bright jewels of the mine?
The wealthy of seas, the spoils of war?
They sought a faith's pure shrine!
Ay, call it holy ground,
Felicia Dorothea Hemans (1783-1835), British poet. The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers (l. 33-40). . . Family Book of Best Loved Poems, The. David ...