Cecil Frances Alexander

Standard Name: Alexander, Cecil Frances
Birth Name: Cecil Frances Humphreys
Married Name: Cecil Frances Alexander
Pseudonym: C. F. A.
Nickname: Fanny
Used Form: Mrs C. F. Alexander
Used Form: C. F. H.
Used Form: the author of Hymns for Little Children
Used Form: the author of The Lord of the Forest and His Vassals
CFA wrote both hymns and verse, the latter also usually adaptable for music. Her work was mainly directed towards young audiences, as she excelled
Julian, John, editor. A Dictionary of Hymnology. Dover Publications, 1957.
at writing for children.
Shattock, Joanne. The Oxford Guide to British Women Writers. Oxford University Press, 1993.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Over the course of her career in the second half of the nineteenth century, she wrote at least four hundred poems and hymns. Many of these, including All Things Bright and Beautiful, are still sung in the Anglican Church and related traditions today.
Julian, John, editor. A Dictionary of Hymnology. Dover Publications, 1957.
Black and white photograph of Cecil Frances Alexander, seated at a desk. There are writing supplies on the desk and she clasps a book on her lap with one hand. The other elbow rests on the desk, with that hand to the side of her head.
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Occupation Emma Marshall
Even after she had become a published author, EM continued to educate her young children herself. She enjoyed taking them throughMaria Callcott 's Little Arthur's History of England and teaching them to know by...
Textual Features Agnes Giberne
A dedication to the memory of her mother quotes Not lost, but gone before (the title of a story by Margaret Gatty ).
Giberne, Agnes. Beside the Waters of Comfort. Seeley, 1911.
The book takes the bereaved through various stages of mourning and...
Textual Production Monica Furlong
MF titled another anthology from the Victorian hymn-writer Cecil Frances Alexander : Our Childhood's Pattern: Memories of Growing Up Christian.
Blackwell’s Online Bookshop.
OCLC WorldCat.
Textual Production Emily Hickey
In the same year, 1902, EH collaborated with Cecil Frances Humphreys (later Cecil Alexander) and James Clarence Mangan in metrical renderings of the traditional text St Patrick's Breastplate, with a prose translation by Whitley Stokes.
British Library Catalogue.
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Kate O'Brien
KOB refers to women writers here and there in her text—casually to Daisy Ashford and Nancy Mitford , admiringly to Maria Edgeworth and Lady Gregory (the latter admittedly for her life rather than her writings)—and...


Joseph Henry Parker took over his uncle's Oxford bookselling and publishing business; as J. H. Parker it soon became the foremost publisher of the Oxford or Tractarian Movement.