Who is Amy Levy

Amy Judith Levy (10 November 1861 – 10 September 1889) was a British essayist, poet, and novelist best remembered for her literary gifts; her experience as the first Jewish woman at Cambridge University and as a pioneering woman student at Newnham College, Cambridge; her feminist positions; her friendships with others living what came later to be called a "New Woman" life, some of whom were lesbians; and her relationships with both women and men in literary and politically activist circles in London during the 1880s.

Biography Levy was born in Clapham, an affluent district of London, on 10 November 1861, to Lewis and Isobel Levy. She was the second of seven children born into a Jewish family with a "casual attitude toward religious observance...
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Amy Levy Poems

  • A Cross-road Epitaph
    "Am Kreuzweg wird begraben
    Wer selber brachte sich um."


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  • Lohengrin
    Back to the mystic shore beyond the main
    The mystic craft has sped, and left no trace.
    Ah, nevermore may she behold his face,
    Nor touch his hand, nor hear his voice again! ...
  • Contradictions
    Now, even, I cannot think it true,
    My friend, that there is no more you.
    Almost as soon were no more I,
    Which were, of course, absurdity! ...
  • Impotens
    If I were a woman of old,
    What prayers I would pray for you, dear;
    My pitiful tribute behold--
    Not a prayer, but a tear. ...
  • To Death
    (From Lenau.)


    If within my heart there's mould, ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Amy Levy

Heart 35 Love 27 I Love You 27 Sweet 24 Long 23 Face 19 Life 19 Night 18 Death 17 Never 16


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  • Rwpusa: 18 u.s. code § 2384 (seditious conspiracy) if two or more persons in any state or territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the united states, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the government of the united states, or to levy war against them
  • Surono34098683: you look across the fruit and flowers, my glance your glances find. it is our secret, only ours, since all the world is blind. ~ amy levy (1861-89) pic: soyle bana
  • Ariberman: republicans confirmed amy coney barrett 8 days before election but say you can’t impeach trump 12 days before inauguration
  • Ambertamblyn: i don’t want to hear any excuses about how there’s only two weeks left in his term and we shouldn’t bother doing anything at this point. amy coney barrett’s confirmation was rushed and pushed through in under a week. impeach donald trump and invoke the 25th amendment now.
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Alfred Lord Tennyson Poem
In Memoriam A. H. H.: 54. Oh, Yet We Trust That Somehow Goo
 by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Oh, yet we trust that somehow good
Will be the final end of ill,
To pangs of nature, sins of will,
Defects of doubt, and taints of blood;
That nothing walks with aimless feet;
That not one life shall be destroy'd,
Or cast as rubbish to the void,
When God hath made the pile complete;
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