Who is Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton

Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton, Lady Stirling-Maxwell (22 March 1808 – 15 June 1877) was an active English social reformer and author. She left her husband in 1836, who sued her close friend Lord Melbourne, then the Whig Prime Minister, for criminal conversation (adultery). The jury threw out the claim, but she failed to gain a divorce and was denied access to her three sons. Norton's campaigning led to the passage of the Custody of Infants Act 1839, the Matrimonial Causes Act 1857 and the Married Women's Property Act 1870. She modelled for the fresco of Justice in the House of Lords by Daniel Maclise, who chose her as a famous victim of injustice.

Youth and marriage

Caroline Norton was born in London to Thomas Sheridan and the novelist Caroline Henrietta Callan...
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Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton Poems

  • The Fallen Leaves

    WE stand among the fallen leaves,
    Young children at our play, ...
  • Sonnet Ii

    BLESS'D wert thou, whom Death, and not Decay,
    Bore from the world on swift and shadowy wings, ...
  • Old Friends
    HOW are they waned and faded from our hearts,
    The old companions of our early days!
    Of all the many loved, which name imparts
    Regret when blamed, or rapture at its praise? ...
  • The Winter-s Walk
    MARK'D--as the hours should be, Fate bids us spend
    With one illustrious, or a cherish'd friend--
    Rich in the value of that double claim,
    Since Fame allots the friend a Poet's name,-- ...
  • To Ferdinand Seymour
    ROSY child, with forehead fair,
    Coral lip, and shining hair,
    In whose mirthful, clever eyes
    Such a world of gladness lies; ...
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Heart 92 Light 75 Love 74 I Love You 74 Life 63 Bright 63 Young 57 Sweet 56 Away 53 Earth 52

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Younjiung: we have been friends together. in sunshine and in shade. since first beneath the chestnut-trees. in infancy we played. but coldness dwells within thy heart. a cloud is on thy brow. we have been friends together. shall a light word part us now? ৎ- caroline elizabeth sarah norton
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Plastic_bio: o twilight! spirit that dost render birthto dim enchantments; melting heaven with earth,leaving on craggy hills and running streamsa softness like the atmosphere of dreams. - caroline elizabeth sarah norton
Plastic_bio: too innocent for coquetry, too fond for idle scorning—oh friend, i fear the lightest heart makes sometimes heaviest mourning. - caroline elizabeth sarah norton
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The Winter Pear
 by William Allingham

Is always Age severe?
Is never Youth austere?
Spring-fruits are sour to eat;
Autumn's the mellow time.
Nay, very late in the year,
Short day and frosty rime,
Thought, like a winter pear,
Stone-cold in summer's prime,

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