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Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Hemans, Felicia Dorothea

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HEMANS, FELICIA DOROTHEA, an English poet; born in Liverpool in 1794. She first appeared as an author in 1808, with a volume entitled “Early Blossoms,” which was followed in 1812 by her more successful volume, “The Domestic Affections.” In the same year she married Captain Hemans, who, however, left her six years later, shortly before the birth of her fifth son. She then devoted herself to literature, winning public notice by her poems. In 1830 she published one of her most popular volumes, “Songs of the Affections.” In 1831 she removed to Dublin, where she published her “Hymns for Childhood,” “National Lyrics and Songs for Music,” and “Scenes and Hymns of Life.” She died in 1835.