's writings spanned the second half of the nineteenth century and led to an immense popularity during her lifetime. She published five volumes of poetry, eighteen works for children, five novels, and a verse drama, and received both fame and fortune for her works while she lived. Despite the continued appearance of new editions and anthologies, her death marked the almost immediate end of her reputation. Once considered a candidate for the poet laureateship and second only to
among women poets, she is now hardly remembered. In the early twenty-first century, however, some of her works were coming back into print.