Isabella Lickbarrow

Standard Name: Lickbarrow, Isabella
Birth Name: Isabel Lickbarrow
Self-constructed Name: Isabella Lickbarrow
IL , an obscure local poet writing in the early nineteenth century, nevertheless tackled national issues in her poetry as well as landscape description, tales, songs, and personal tributes.


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Anthologization Mary Ann Browne
Mary Anne Jevons included three poems by MAB in her little Liverpool publication The Sacred Offering. A Poetical Annual, 1834.
Jevons had launched this venture in 1831, and for the first two numbers all...
Literary responses Elizabeth Smith
Hannah More praised the recently-dead ES in Coelebs in Search of a Wife, setting her in the distinguished company of Elizabeth Carter for acquirements which would have been distinguished in an University, meekly softened...
Textual Features Mary Anne Jevons
An anonymous preface dated from Liverpool in October 1830 said that this annual would not set out to rival more splendid ones: it would offer mostly devotional poems, and none that were not improving. MAJ
Textual Production Felicia Hemans
These were collected in her next volume, Translations. Hemans joined a number of other women who had lamented the death of the princess in childbirth on 6 November 1817: Margaret Croker , Susanna Watts


6 November 1817: Princess Charlotte died at 2.30 a.m. after...

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6 November 1817

Princess Charlotte died at 2.30 a.m. after delivering a stillborn son. Poor clinical judgement was to blame; intense national mourning and controversy followed.


Lickbarrow, Isabella. A Lament upon The Death of Her Royal Highness The Princess Charlotte; and, Alfred, A Vision. Printed by G. F. Harris’s widow and brothers, 1818.
Lickbarrow, Isabella, and Constance Parrish. Collected Poems. The Wordsworth Trust, 2004.
Lickbarrow, Isabella. Poetical Effusions. Printed for the authoress by M. Branthwaite; sold by J. Richardson, 1814.