Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Mary Ann Browne
Standard Name: Browne, Mary Ann
Birth Name: Mary Ann Browne
Indexed Name: Mary Anne Browne
Indexed Name: Miss M. A. Browne
Married Name: Mary Ann Gray
Indexed Name: Mrs James Gray, late Miss M. A. Browne
Married Name: Mrs James Gray
Used Form: Mary Anne Browne (later Gray)
wrote in the early nineteenth century and died in her early thirties. During her short career she published eight volumes of poetry, and was estimated to have printed in periodicals and annuals probably as much material, both poems and prose, as would have filled two or three more. She also wrote a juvenile diary, tragedies, and translations from German, which do not survive.
Dublin University Magazine. William Curry, Jun.
25 (March 1845): 328, 330
Her themes include love, marriage, and self-sacrifice, the vocation of poetry, and conditions of women's lives both in the here and now and at various historical periods.
retained at least one life-long friendship from her Sheffield or Attercliffe days: with the poet and novelist Sarah Pearson
, who had been her neighbour there. Pearson's will charged Hofland with the task of...
Intertextuality and Influence
L. E. L.
LEL's own sense of herself as part of a female poetic tradition is revealed in her tributes to other poets, including Felicia Hemans
and Mary Ann Browne
L. E. L.,. Poetical Works of Letitia Elizabeth Landon. Editor Sypher, Francis Jacques, Scholars’ Facsimiles and Reprints, 1990.
408, 544, 340
Eliza Mary Hamilton
Poems is EMH
's best known work; it won her praise from Maria Edgeworth
and Mary Ann Browne
Blain, Virginia. “Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Eliza Mary Hamilton, and the Genealogy of the Victorian Poetess”. Victorian Poetry, Vol.
, No. 1, pp. 31-51.
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...
Mary Maria Colling
The full title reads Fables and other Pieces in Verse . . . With some account of the author, in letters to Robert Southey
Esq. . . . by Mrs. Bray. The dedicatory poem...
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
Mary Russell Mitford
here mixed personal gossip, local scene-painting, criticism, and extracts.
Mitford, Mary Russell. Recollections of a Literary Life; or, Books, Places and People. R. Bentley, 1852.