Who is Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Letitia Elizabeth Landon (14 August 1802 – 15 October 1838) was an English poet and novelist, better known by her initials L.E.L.

Early life Letitia Elizabeth Landon was born on 14 August 1802 in Chelsea, London to John Landon and Catherine Jane, née Bishop.

A precocious child, Landon learned to read as a toddler; an invalid neighbour would scatter letter tiles on the floor and reward young Letitia for reading, and, according to her father, "she used to bring home many rewards."

At the age of five, Landon began attending Frances Arabella Rowden's school at 22 Hans Place, Knightsbridge. Rowden was an engaging teacher, with a particular enthusiasm for the theatre. Rowden was not only a poet, but, according to Mary Russell Mitford, "sh...
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Letitia Elizabeth Landon Poems

  • Girl At Her Devotions. By Newton
    SHE was just risen from her bended knee,
    But yet peace seem'd not with her piety;
    For there was paleness upon her young cheek,
    And thoughts upon the lips which never speak, ...
  • The Fairy Queen Sleeping. By Stothard
    She lay upon a bank, the favourite haunt
    Of the spring wind in its first sunshine hour,
    For the luxuriant strawberry blossoms spread
    Like a snow-shower there, and violets ...
  • The Troubadour. Canto 2
    THE first, the very first; oh! none
    Can feel again as they have done;
    In love, in war, in pride, in all
    The planets of life's coronal, ...
  • Portrait Of A Lady. By Sir Thomas Lawrence
    LADY , thy lofty brow is fair,
    Beauty's sign and seal are there;
    And thy lip is like the rose
    Closing round the bee's repose; ...
  • The African Prince
    IT was a king in Africa,
    He had an only son;
    And none of Europe's crowned kings
    Could have a dearer one. ...
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Love 39 I Love You 39 Heart 34 Light 34 Sweet 33 Life 29 Away 28 Cold 26 Young 26 Hope 24

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  • Jerome_banda: society is like a large piece of frozen water; and skating well is the great art of social life. - letitia elizabeth landon
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