Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

Mary Elizabeth Coleridge Biography

She was a British novelist and poet, who also wrote essays and reviews. She taught at the London Working Women's College for twelve years from 1895 to 1907. She wrote poetry under the pseudonym Anodos, taken from George MacDonald; other influences on her were Richard Watson Dixon and Christina Rossetti. Robert Bridges,the Poet Laureate,described her poems as 'wonderously beautiful..but mystical rather and enigmatic'

Coleridge published five novels, the best known of those being The King with Two Faces, which earned her £900 in royalties in 1897. She travelled widely throughout her life, although her home was in London, where she lived with her family. Her father was Arthur Duke Coleridge who, along with the singer Jenny Lind, was responsible for the formation of the London Bach Choir in ...

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Sylvia Frances Chan 15 October 2021

Dear Amazu Donaldmario Ifeanyi, that poem Do Not Stand At My Grave and Weep is written by Elisabeth Frye and not Mary Coleridge. Thank You!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 15 October 2021

while on holiday in Harrogate in 1907, leaving an unfinished manuscript for her next novel, and hundreds of unpublished poems.So very sad!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 15 October 2021

Mary Coleridge was the great-grandniece of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the great niece of Sara Coleridge, the author of Phantasmion. She died from complications arising from appendicitis

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i love her poems esp "Do not stand on my grave and weep"

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Karen Devlin 16 June 2004

Mary Elizabeth Coleridge is a poet who has recently been 'rediscovered' in the last few years. Several of her poems are now old favourites on university reading lists. It may not be widely known that Coleridge also wrote five novels in her short lifetime. All but one of these are out of print, but are a fascinating read and contrast sharply with her poetry. I am currently researching Coleridge's work for a Phd at the University of Hull. Mary Coleridge is someone who should be widely read.

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The Best Poem Of Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

Affection

The earth that made the rose,
She also is thy mother, and not I.
The flame wherewith thy maiden spirit glows
Was lighted at no hearth that I sit by.
I am as far below as heaven above thee.
Were I thine angel, more I could not love thee.

Bid me defend thee!
Thy danger over-human strength shall lend me,
A hand of iron and a heart of steel,
To strike, to wound, to slay, and not to feel.
But if you chide me,
I am a weak, defenceless child beside thee.

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