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Emily Hickey was a poet of ideas who wrote during the mid to late nineteenth century, developing in her work both her feminist views about reforming social attitudes, and, later, her religious faith as she became an apologist for Catholicism. She published three collections of poetry and close to ten religious books, and also edited and translated numerous works. Bibliographic Citation link.
12 April 1845 EH was born at the Norman Macmine Castle in County Wexford, Ireland. Bibliographic Citation link.
1866 After an initial rejection, EH's poem "Told in the Firelight" was accepted and published in Cornhill Magazine; she received ten pounds in remuneration. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
1920 EH's article "On the Makings of English Blank Verse", was printed in the Nineteenth Century. Bibliographic Citation link.
9 September 1924 EH died in a London hospital at nearly eighty. Bibliographic Citation link.
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