Emily Hickey

Standard Name: Hickey, Emily
Birth Name: Emily Henrietta Hickey
EH was a poet of ideas who wrote during the mid to late nineteenth century, developing in her work both her feminist views about reforming social attitudes, and, later, her religious faith as she became an apologist for Catholicism. She published three collections of poetry and close to ten religious books, and also edited and translated numerous works.
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Friends, Associates Harriet Hamilton King
HHK enjoyed lifelong friendships with the poets Emily Hickey and Emily Pfeiffer .
Blain, Virginia et al., editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford.
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Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Barrett Browning
American poet Emily Dickinson loved EBB 's poetry. The language of Aurora Leigh crops up throughout her oeuvre, and she recalls the transformative experience, sanctifying the soul, of her early reading in one poem: I...
Literary responses Harriet Hamilton King
HHK 's friend Emily Hickey (herself a poet) wrote that the poem has beauty; but it is, I think, injured by the fault one might expect to find in young work—want of condensation.
Miles, Alfred H., editor. The Poets and the Poetry of the Nineteenth Century. AMS Press.
Literary responses Harriet Hamilton King
Eric Robertson in English Poetesses, 1883, suggested that HHK 's writings excelled those of Elizabeth Barrett Browning on the same topic in their truth and spontaneity.
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In the entry on HHK in...
Literary responses Harriet Hamilton King
Hickey noted of these poems that we have the delight in beauty, in beauty for its own sake; the revelling in the wonder of flowers, which Mrs. King can write of as very few can...
Literary responses Harriet Hamilton King
The reviewer for the Academy compared the Ballad of the Midnight Sun to Samuel Taylor Coleridge 's Christabel and spoke highly of many of the other poems.
Thesing, William B., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 199. Gale Research.
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Hickey notes that in Dives and...
Reception Robert Browning
The Robert Browning Society was founded in 1881 by Frederick James Furnivall , who enlisted Emily Hickey in the undertaking. Browning was still not a profitable poet, making at this date only about £100 a...
Textual Features Lady Margaret Sackville
Textual Features Harriet Hamilton King
The work is written largely in blank verse, with rhyme used for emphasis in particular sections. Emily Hickey suggests that HHK left it open to question whether The Disciples, as a whole, is a...


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Hickey, Emily. A Sculptor and Other Poems. Kegan Paul, Trench, 1881.
Hickey, Emily. Ancilla Domini. The Author, 1898.
Hickey, Emily. Michael Villiers, Idealist and Other Poems. Smith, Elder, 1891.
Hickey, Emily. “On the Makings of English Blank Verse”. Nineteenth Century, Vol.
, Constable, pp. 1002-19.
Hickey, Emily. Our Catholic Heritage in English Literature. Sands, 1910.
Hickey, Emily. Poems. E. Mathews, 1896.
Browning, Robert, and Samuel R. Gardiner. Strafford. Editor Hickey, Emily, George Bell and Sons, 1884.
Hickey, Emily. Verse-Tales, Lyrics, and Translations. W. and J. Arnold, 1889.