Standard Name: Blind, Mathilde
Birth Name: Mathilde Cohen
Birth Name: Mathilde Blind
Pseudonym: Claude Lake
Indexed Name: Matilda Blind
MB was one of the leading poets of the later nineteenth century; her burning sense of political and social injustice runs like a unifying thread through her work. Her poetry combines great beauty of sound and image with vigorous narrative, delineation of character, emotional expressiveness, and engagement with intellectual ideas. It ranges from long narrative or philosophical poems to songs and sonnets. She also wrote journalism, translation, literary criticism, biography, and a novel. Much of her work is instinct with reforming and feminist opinion, reflecting the influence of George Eliot , George Sand , and especially Elizabeth Barrett Browning .
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|Education||Mary Agnes Hamilton||
After seven months studying at the University of Kiel , Mary Agnes Adamson (later Hamilton) entered Newnham College, Cambridge , on a Mathilde Blind Scholarship, an award set up by the distinguished writer .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
|Education||Rosa Nouchette Carey||
She then attended the Ladies' Institute at St John's Wood in North London, where she formed a friendship with the future poet Mathilde Blind which was later ended by conflict between her High Church views...
|Friends, Associates||Ella Hepworth Dixon|
|Friends, Associates||Ménie Muriel Dowie|
|Friends, Associates||Augusta Webster|
|Friends, Associates||Isabella Neil Harwood|
|Friends, Associates||Louisa May Alcott|
|Friends, Associates||Mona Caird|
|Friends, Associates||Rosa Nouchette Carey|
|Friends, Associates||Algernon Charles Swinburne|
|Friends, Associates||Katharine Tynan|
|Friends, Associates||Rosamund Marriott Watson|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Percy Bysshe Shelley|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Rosa Nouchette Carey||
One of the many novels which RNC chose to dignify by quotations to head her chapters, this seems to make a particular attempt to impress. Those quoted imply considerable learning, even if (as seems likely)...
|Literary responses||George Eliot||
This was followed by Wit and Wisdom of George Eliot, 1873, and The George Eliot Birthday Book, 1878.
Not all recognitions brought pleasure. A reference work called Men of the Time...
Price, Leah. The Anthology and the Rise of the Novel. Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Primarily between 1790 and 1855
During the Highland Clearances a large proportion of the tenantry were evicted from small, struggling farms by their Highland estate landlords to be replaced by more profitable sheep, cattle, and deer.
Nationalists revolted for independence in Poland, but the insurrection—led largely by students and middle-class urban folk—was put down by the Russian army.
27 August 1883
The volcano Mount Krakatoa in the Indonesian archipelago erupted with a force equal to multiple nuclear explosions: the 40,000 people killed included thousands of victims of tidal waves in Hawaii; the ash propelled into...
25 June 1886
The Crofters' Holdings Act gave improved rights to Scottish tenants in the wake of years of civil disobedience (the Crofters' War), particularly on the Isle of Skye.