Who is Alice Meynell

Alice Christiana Gertrude Meynell (née Thompson; 11 October 1847 – 27 November 1922) was a British writer, editor, critic, and suffragist, now remembered mainly as a poet.

Early years and family

Alice Christiana Gertrude Thompson was born in Barnes, London, to Thomas James and Christiana (née Weller) Thompson. The family moved around England, Switzerland, and France, but she was brought up mostly in Italy, where a daughter of Thomas from his first marriage had settled. Her father was a friend of Charles Dickens, and Meynell suggests in her memoir that Dickens was also romantically interested in her mother, noting that he had said to Thomas Thompson, "Good God, what a madman I should seem if the incredible feeling I have conceived for that girl could be made pla...
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Alice Meynell Poems

  • Parted
    Farewell to one now silenced quite,
    Sent out of hearing, out of sight,--
    My friend of friends, whom I shall miss,
    He is not banished, though, for this,-- ...
  • A Song Of Derivations
    I come from nothing; but from where
    Come the undying thoughts I bear?
    Down, through the long links of death and birth,
    From the past poets of the earth, ...
  • Maternity
    One wept whose only child was dead,
    New-born, ten years ago.
    "Weep not; he is in bliss," they said.
    She answered, "Even so, ...
  • Cradle-song At Twilight
    The child not yet is lulled to rest.
    Too young a nurse, the slender Night
    So laxly holds him to her breast
    That throbs with flight. ...
  • The Return To Nature.
    (I) PROMETHEUS 1-
    IT was the south : mid-everything,
    -
    Mid-land, mid-summer, noon ; ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Alice Meynell

Heart 11 Sweet 9 World 9 Night 9 Life 8 Bright 7 Long 7 Sky 6 Summer 6 Young 6


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