Eliza Ogilvy

Standard Name: Ogilvy, Eliza
Birth Name: Eliza Anne Harris Dick
Married Name: Eliza Anne Harris Ogilvy
Self-constructed Name: E. A. H. O.
EO is mainly recognized as a poet who wrote sometimes innovative lyrics on a wide range of topics from experiences of motherhood to contemporary politics. Beginning in the 1840s, she published five volumes of poetry, a few short stories, and a memoir of her friend Elizabeth Barrett Browning .
Reproduction of painted portrait of Eliza Ogilvy by George Frederick Watts, 1886. Her face is in profile and the background is a murky mixture            of yellow, blue, and grey tones. She is wearing a brown coat and has her caramel coloured hair secured with a thin brown headband.
"Eliza Oglivy" by George Frederick Watts, 1886-01-01. Retrieved from https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/miss-eliza-ann-ogilvy-1866-artist-george-frederick-watts-news-photo/919778224. This image is licensed under the GETTY IMAGES CONTENT LICENCE AGREEMENT.


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Literary responses Henrietta Euphemia Tindal
After languishing for more than a century, HET 's work has reappeared in the anthology of Victorian women poets edited by Angela Leighton and Margaret Reynolds .Leighton compares her unsentimenal poems on childbirth and motherhood...
Reception Harriet Hamilton King
Despite the popularity of HHK 's work into the twentieth century, it has not fared well critically. She has seldom been mentioned in recent critical discussions, although several of her poems are anthologized in feminist...


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Ogilvy, Eliza, and Robert Ronald McIan. A Book of Highland Minstrelsy. G. W. Nickisson, 1846.
Ogilvy, Eliza, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Eliza Ogilvy. “Introduction and Appendices”. Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Letters to Mrs. David Ogilvy, edited by Peter N. Heydon and Philip Kelley, Quadrangle, 1973, pp. xi - xxiv; 175.
Ogilvy, Eliza, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. “Memoir”. The Poems of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Frederick Warne, 1893.
Ogilvy, Eliza. Poems of Ten Years. Thomas Bosworth, 1856.
Ogilvy, Eliza, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. “Recollections”. Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Letters to Mrs. David Ogilvy, edited by Peter N. Heydon, Philip Kelley, Peter N. Heydon, and Philip Kelley, Quadrangle, 1973, p. xxv - xxxv.
Ogilvy, Eliza. Sunday Acrostics. Frederick Warne, 1867.
Ogilvy, Eliza. Traditions of Tuscany, in Verse. Thomas Bosworth, 1851.