Who is Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

Dinah Maria Craik (; born Dinah Maria Mulock, often credited as Miss Mulock or Mrs. Craik; 20 April 1826 – 12 October 1887) was an English novelist and poet. She is best remembered for her novel John Halifax, Gentleman, which presents the mid-Victorian ideals of English middle-class life.


Mulock was born at Stoke-on-Trent to Dinah and Thomas Mulock and raised in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, where her father was minister of a small independent nonconformist congregation. Her childhood and early youth were affected by his unsettled fortunes, but she gained a good education from various quarters and felt called to be a writer.She came to London about 1846, at much the same time as two friends, Alexander Macmillan and Charles Edward Mudie. Introduced by ...
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Dinah Maria Mulock Craik Poems

  • Only A Dream
    METHOUGHT I saw thee yesternight
    Sit by me in the olden guise,
    The white robes and the pain foregone,
    Weaving instead of amaranth crown ...
  • Philip, My King
    Look at me with thy large brown eyes,
    Philip, my king!
    Round whom the enshadowing purple lies
    Of babyhood's royal dignities. ...
  • When Green Leaves Come Again
    WHEN green leaves come again, my love,
    When green leaves come again,--
    Why put on such a cloudy face,
    When green leaves come again? ...
  • The Human Temple
    The Temple in Darkness

    Darkness broods upon the temple,
    Glooms along the lonely aisles, ...
  • A Fable
    SILENT and sunny was the way
    Where Youth and I danced on together:
    So winding and embowered o'er,
    We could not see one rood before. ...
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Life 73 Love 69 I Love You 69 Heart 68 God 62 Heaven 55 Never 49 Long 47 Earth 46 World 46

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Dew'is the Freshet in the Grass'
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Dew-is the Freshet in the Grass-
'Tis many a tiny Mill
Turns unperceived beneath our feet
And Artisan lies still-

We spy the Forests and the Hills

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