Alice Meynell

(1847—1922) poet and journalist

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poet and essayist. Her first volume of poetry, Preludes (1875), attracted the attention of Wilfrid Meynell (1852–1948), author and editor, whom she married in 1877. Her several volumes of verse won her a considerable reputation; many of her most successful poems deal with the theme of religious mystery. She is perhaps now more admired for her essays, introductions, and anthologies, which manifest independence and sensitivity of critical judgement; these were collected under various titles, which include The Rhythm of Life (1893), The Colour of Life (1896), and The Spirit of Place (1899).

Subjects: Literature.

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