Mary Elizabeth Coleridge (23 September 1861 – 25 August 1907)
She was a British novelist and poet, who also wrote essays and reviews. She taught at the London Working Women's College for twelve years from 1895 to 1907. She wrote poetry under the pseudonym Anodos, taken from George MacDonald; other influences on her were Richard Watson Dixon and Christina Rossetti. Robert Bridges,the Poet Laureate,described her poems as 'wonderously beautiful..but mystical rather and enigmatic'
Coleridge published five novels, the best known of those being The King with Two Faces, which earned her £900 in royalties in 1897. She travelled widely throughout her life, although her home was in London, where she lived with her family. Her father was Arthur Duke ... more »
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- ‘He came unto His own, and His own recei...
- A Huguenot
- A Moment
- After St. Augustine
- An Insincere Wish Addressed to a Beggar
- Blue and White
- Come Home!
- Death and the Lady
- Good Friday in my Heart
- I ask of thee, love, nothing but relief
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We were young, we were merry, we were very very wise,Mary Elizabeth Coleridge (1861-1907), British poet. Unwelcome (l. 1-4). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch...
And the door stood open at our feast,
When there passed us a woman with the West in her eyes,
And a man with his back to the ...