Louise Imogen Guiney


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(1861–1920), born in Boston, began writing poetry and essays as a young woman. Throughout her later years, partly spent in England, she showed a steadfast admiration for Tennyson, Hazlitt, and the Cavalier poets, and a deeply ingrained devotion to the Catholic tradition. Her poems were collected in Songs at the Start (1884), A Roadside Harp (1893), England and Yesterday (1898), The Martyrs' Idyl (1899), and Happy Ending (1909, enlarged 1927). A Little English Gallery (1894) contains literary portraits, and Patrins (1897, 1901) is a collection of familiar essays. Alice Brown, with whom she wrote a study of Stevenson (1895), wrote her biography (1921), and her Letters have been published (2 vols., 1926).

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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