Archive Collection icon Archive Collection: Felicia Hemans, Music of yesterday: a poem

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Title: Felicia Hemans, Music of yesterday: a poem

Level: Collection 

Classmark: BC MS 19c Hemans

Creator(s): Hemans, Felicia Dorothea Browne

Date: c.1810-1835

Main language: English

Size and medium: 1 vol. (5 ff.), manuscript and typescript

Persistent link: https://explore.library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/7373 

Collection group(s): English Literature

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Finely bound in blue with leather spine embossed with gilt lettering as follows: MRS. HEMANS. MS. - MUSIC OF YESTERDAY. Includes a full transcription of the manuscript.

Administrative or biographical history

Felicia Hemans (1793-1835) commenced writing at an early age, and when fourteen published 'England and Spain, or Valour and patriotism, a poem'. In 1812 she married Captain Hemans, who left her in 1818. She paid two visits to Scotland where she met Sir Walter Scott and Lord Jeffrey. She died in 1835 and was buried in Dublin. Amongst her works are:- 'Forest sanctuary', 'Songs of the affections', 'Hymns for childhood' and several plays.

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