VERSE: A LEGEND OF PROVENCE
The lights extinguished, by the hearth I leant,
Half weary with a listless discontent.
The flickering giant-shadows, gathering near,
Closed round me with a dim ...
TO MATILDA M. HAYS.
“Our tokens of love are for the most part barbarous.
Cold and lifeless, because they do not represent
our life. The only gift is a portion of thyself...
If Adelaide Anne Procter still holds a place in popular memory, it is because of Arthur Sullivan's setting of her poem "A Lost Chord." Yet a little over a hundred years ago her books of verse outsold ...
In 1866 Charles Dickens wrote an introduction to a posthumous edition of Adelaide Anne Procter's collected works, which has been, by far, the most influential biographical work on Procter. Dickens kne...