This is even more remarkable since she must have been acquainted with the various authors who wrote for The Christian World Magazine under her editorship. One of these, Mary Anne Hearn
(whose later married name...
Intertextuality and Influence
The hymn was immediately popular, and was a great comfort to Dora Wordsworth
in her final illness. CE
received and preserved over a thousand letters thanking her for having written it.
Wells, Amos R. A Treasure of Hymns. Books for Libraries Press, 1971.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/, http://www.oxforddnb.com/.
An article by EJW
published in the magazine in 1882 suggests that she received approximately 500 contributions a week.
Melnyk, Julie. “Emma Jane Worboise and <span data-tei-ns-tag="tei_title" data-tei-title-lvl=‘j’>The Christian World Magazine</span>: Christian Publishing and Women’s Empowerment”. Victorian Periodicals Review, Vol.
, No. 2, pp. 131-45.
Contributors included Peter Bayne
, Mary Anne Hearn (who wrote as Marianne Farningham
What is called the first Sunday school for adults was established in Nottingham by William Singleton
, a Methodist, helped by Samuel Fox
, a Quaker tradesman.
The working-class, popular, evangelical writer Marianne Farningham
(born Mary Ann Hearne or Hearn
) published as Eva Hope a book called Queens of Literature of the Victorian Era which reveals unexpected feminist sympathies.