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Felicia Hemans

Birthdate: 25. September 1793
Date of death: 16. May 1835

Felicia Dorothea Hemans was an English poet. Two of her opening lines, The boy stood on the burning deck and The stately homes of England, have acquired classic status.

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„And the heavy night hung dark,
The hills and waters o'er,
When a band of exiles moored their bark
On the wild New England shore.“

—  Felicia Hemans

Stanza 2.
The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers http://www.poetry-archive.com/h/landing_of_the_pilgrim_fathers.html (1826)

„The breaking waves dashed high
On a stern and rock-bound coast,
And the woods against a stormy sky
Their giant branches tossed.“

—  Felicia Hemans

Stanza 1.
The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers http://www.poetry-archive.com/h/landing_of_the_pilgrim_fathers.html (1826)

„Calm on the bosom of thy God,
Fair spirit, rest thee now!“

—  Felicia Hemans

The Siege of Valencia (1823), scene ix, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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„What sought they thus afar?
Bright jewels of the mine,
The wealth of seas, the spoils of war?
They sought a faith's pure shrine.“

—  Felicia Hemans

Stanza 9.
The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers http://www.poetry-archive.com/h/landing_of_the_pilgrim_fathers.html (1826)

„I have looked on the hills of the stormy North,
And the larch has hung his tassels forth.“

—  Felicia Hemans

The Voice of Spring (published 1835), reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

„In the busy haunts of men.“

—  Felicia Hemans

"Tale of the Secret Tribunal" (published 1822), part i, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

„Ay, call it holy ground,
The soil where first they trod;
They have left unstained what there they found —
Freedom to whorship God.“

—  Felicia Hemans

Stanza 10.
The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers http://www.poetry-archive.com/h/landing_of_the_pilgrim_fathers.html (1826)

„The stately Homes of England,
How beautiful they stand!
Amidst their tall ancestral trees,
O'er all the pleasant land.“

—  Felicia Hemans

The Homes of England http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/hemans/records/homes.html, st. 1 (1828).

„They grew in beauty side by side,
They filled one home with glee:
Their graves are severed far and wide
By mount and stream and sea.“

—  Felicia Hemans

The Graves of a Household http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/hemans/records/graves.html, st. 1.

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