Though most prolific as a poet, commercial and conventional as opposed to inspired and original,
her extensive and varied oeuvre still holds interest for students of Victorian literature.
also published short stories, novels, music lyrics, translations, essays, and memoirs in a career that spanned the last sixty years of the nineteenth century. Her work was frequently published in annuals and after several years as a contributor she also undertook editorial work for several of these publications. Writing to support herself and her family, she addressed almost any topic for which she could be paid. Although critics often see her writing as