Blanche Edith Baughan

Rating: 4.33
Rating: 4.33

Blanche Edith Baughan Poems

1.
The Greatest Gift

IF of us two might only one be glad,
Pain I’d pursue, and struggle to be sad.
If of us two one only might be great,
Safely obscure I’d triumph in my fate.
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2.
God's Acre

’NEATH the spiring of spruces
Above the blue sea,
Lo, a field of white crosses,
A garden of grief!
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3.
Five Prayers

TO taste
Wild wine of the mountain-spring, fresh, living, strong,
Running and rushing like a triumph-song
Round hearts new-braced:
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4.
On The Just And The Unjust

OUTCAST, a horror to his kind,
At night he to the forest fled.
There, the birch-bark made fire for him,
The brown fern made a bed.
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5.
The Old Place

SO the last day’s come at last, the close of my fifteen year—
The end of the hope, an’ the struggles, an’ messes I’ve put in here.
All of the shearings over, the final mustering done,—
Eleven hundred an’ fifty for the incoming man, near on.
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Blanche Edith Baughan Comments

Sylvia Frances Chan 13 June 2021

My Last Note about The Poet Of The Day! She left in 1891 having gained the first first-class honours BA degree in Classics awarded to a member of the college

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Sylvia Frances Chan 13 June 2021

POETESS OF THE DAY! ! Blanche Edith Baugham, Baughan was one of the first women to attend Royal Holloway College when it opened to students studying for University of London degrees.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 13 June 2021

2) a very remarkable lady and with such intelligence, my hats off for this late great petess! !

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Sylvia Frances Chan 13 June 2021

Blanche Edith Baughan, Poetess Of The ay! No Poet, she is POETESS, YES! What a life has she led, born in Surrey and died in New Zealand half the world away, truly adventurous woman,

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Early Life

Blanche Edith Baughan was born on 16 January 1870 at Putney, Surrey, England. She was the youngest of six children of Ruth Catterns and her husband, John Baughan, a scrivener. Her father died when she was 10 years old.

Baughan was one of the first women to attend Royal Holloway College when it opened to students studying fo ...

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