The New Student's Reference Work/Hemans, Felicia Dorothea
Hem′ans, Felicia Dorothea, an English poet, was born at Liverpool, England, Sept. 25, 1793. Her maiden name was Browne, and she married Captain Hemans in 1812. After the birth of five sons Mrs. Hemans separated from her husband, and from that time (1818) engaged chiefly in literary work. Her poetry is distinguished by grace and felicity of expression, often by great tenderness, especially in her simpler and less ambitious efforts. Her works include Early Blossoms, The Domestic Affections, The Forest Sanctuary, Records of Women, Songs of the Affections etc. Americans know her best for the poem entitled The Landing of the Pilgrims. She died near Dublin, Ireland, May 16, 1835.