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Jean Ingelow

[Orris] (17 March 1820 - 20 July 1897 / Boston, Lincolnshire)

Jean Ingelow
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Jean Ingelow was an English poet and novelist.

Early Life and Education

Born at Boston, Lincolnshire, she was the daughter of William Ingelow, a banker. As a girl she contributed verses and tales to magazines under the pseudonym of Orris, but her first (anonymous) volume, A Rhyming Chronicle of Incidents and Feelings, did not appear until her thirtieth year. This was called charming by Tennyson, who declared he should like to know the author; they later became friends.

Writings

Jean Ingelow followed this book of verse in 1851 with a story, Allerton and Dreux, but it was the... more »

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  • ''Alle fresh the level pasture lay,
    And not a shadowe mote by seene,
    Save where full fyve good miles away
    The steeple towered from out the greene,''
    Jean Ingelow (1820-1897), British poet. High Tide on the Coast of Lincolnshire, 1571 (l. 50-53). . . Faber Book of Poems and Places, The. Geoffrey...
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