It had been a close and sultry day—­one
of the hottest of the dog-days—­even out
in the open country, where the dusky green leaves had
never stirred upon thei...
Hesba Stretton's children's story Jessica's First Prayer (1867) was popular with Victorian readers of all ages, and it influenced a generation of Victorian writers. Stretton (the pseudonym used by Sar...
In 1911 The Sunday at Home eulogized Sarah Smith, who had used the name Hesba Stretton, for much of her "long, happy, useful and noble life." It was fitting that this tribute appeared in the periodica...