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Author of three volumes of poetry published in the second half of the nineteenth century, Lady Charlotte Elliot frequently saw her work linked to that of other Scottish writers. Her poems draw on religious and mythological themes, and often focus on women in demanding situations. Some resemble the work of her English contemporary Augusta Webster in their use of dramatic form to explore female subjectivity, and suggest at least a proto-feminist sensibility.
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22 July 1839 Charlotte Carnegie, later the poet LCE, was born at Kinnaird, Perthshire, in Scotland. Bibliographic Citation link.
1867 Charlotte Fothringham (later LCE) was a widow following the death of her first husband when, under the pseudonym 'Florenz', she published her first work, Stella and Other Poems. Bibliographic Citation link.
15 January 1880 LCE died at the age of only forty; her second husband survived her by less than a year. Bibliographic Citation link.
September 1880 A poem by LCE, "Lux in Tenebris", appeared posthumously in Fraser's Magazine. It was reprinted in the US journal The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature in December of the same year. Bibliographic Citation link.
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