Dora Greenwell

(1821—1882) poet and essayist

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poet and essayist, who published seven volumes of poetry between 1848–71, of which Carmina Crucis (1869), described by her as ‘roadside songs with both joy and sorrow in them’, was particularly admired. An evangelical Anglican, her longer prose works were on religious subjects, but her essays covered a variety of social causes including women's education, child labour, and the education of the learning ‐disabled. She was a friend of Josephine Butler, met E. B. Browning, and corresponded with C. Rossetti; Whittier wrote the introduction to the US edition of one of her prose works.

Subjects: Literature.

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