Jean Ingelow

Jean Ingelow

Boston, Lincolnshire
Jean Ingelow
Boston, Lincolnshire
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Biography
Jean Ingelow was an English poet and novelist.

Early Life and Education

Born at Boston, Lincolnshire, she was the daughter of William Ingelow, a banker. As a girl she contributed verses and tales to magazines under the pseudonym of Orris, but her first (anonymous) volume, A Rhyming Chronicle of Incidents and Feelings, did not appear un ...
Popular Poems
1.
A Sea Song
Old Albion sat on a crag of late,
And sung out—'Ahoy! ahoy!
Long life to the captain, good luck to the mate,
And this to my sailor boy
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2.
Persephone
Subject given—'Light and Shade.'

She stepped upon Sicilian grass,
Demeter's daughter fresh and fair,
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3.
A Dead Year
I took a year out of my life and story—
A dead year, and said, 'I will hew thee a tomb!
'All the kings of the nations lie in glory;'
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4.
One Morning, Oh! So Early
One morning, oh! so early, my beloved, my beloved,
All the birds were singing blithely, as if never they would cease;
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5.
An Ancient Chess Set
Haply some Rajah first in ages gone
Amid his languid ladies finger'd thee,
While a black nightingale, sun-swart as he,
Sang his one wife, love's passionate orison:
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Sayyeda Insha Rani 19 July 2017
Nice poem sir
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