Maria Abdy

Standard Name: Abdy, Maria
Birth Name: Maria Smith
Married Name: Maria Abdy
Pseudonym: M. A.
Nickname: Mira
Used Form: Mrs Abdy
MA , whose work spans the Romantic and Victorian periods, was a poet who wrote wittily on religious and secular topics, and was an early champion of the governess. With Felicia Hemans , she was the one of the two most prolific British contributors to annuals in the USA.
Lee, Amice. Laurels & Rosemary: The Life of William and Mary Howitt. Oxford University Press.


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DW 's selection, though, demonstrates a serious interest in women's literary and feminist history. Of the selections whose authors can be identified, almost half are women. Though Marguerite, Lady Blessington , doyenne of the albums...


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Abdy, Maria. Poetry. Printed for private circulation by J. Robins and Sons, 1862.