Who is Matilda BethamMary Matilda Betham, known by family and friends as Matilda Betham (16 November 1776 – 30 September 1852),:143 was an English diarist, poet, woman of letters, and miniature portrait painter. She exhibited paintings at the Royal Academy of Arts from 1804 to 1816. Her first of four books of verses was published in 1797. For six years, she researched notable historical women around the world and published A Biographical Dictionary of the Celebrated Women of Every Age and Country in 1804.
Early life She was the eldest of fourteen children born to Rev. William Betham of Stonham Aspal, Suffolk and Mary Damant of Eye, Suffolk.:91 Her father researched and published books on royal and English baronetage genealogy. He was also a schoolmaster and the Anglican recto...
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Matilda Betham Poems
- Written On Whitsun-monday, 1795
At an open window sitting,
On this day of mirth and glee,
‘Cross a flow'ry vista flitting,
Many passing forms I see....
- Written In Zimmermann's Solitude
Hail, melancholy sage! whose thoughtful eye,
Shrunk from the mere spectator's careless gaze,
And, in retirement sought the social smile,
The heart-endearing aspect, and the voice...
- Vignettes 26: Elegy On Edward Betham, Lost In The Duchess Of Gordon East Indiaman, Off The Cape Of G
Lovely as are the wide and sudden calms
Upon a lake, when all the waters rise,
To smooth each undulation, and present
A plain of molten silver-is the hope,...
- Vignettes 25
Fear has to do with sacred things,
And more than all from Pity springs.
Two school-girls once-the time is past,
But ever will the memory last-...
- Vignettes 24: On The Death Of Herbert Southey: Addressed To His Father
Knowing the nature of thy grief,
Too deep, too recent for relief,
Oh! why impatient must I press
So early on a friend's distress!...
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- In__search: alama iqbal, wrote national anthem for pakistan, stolen word by word from matilda betham-edwards, a british poet nothing is original, not even aasmani kitab, all stolen, cut copy and paste technology also invented 1400 years back
- Keswickmuseum: have you had any adventurous countryside walks and encountered a stile too far? this illustration of bertha southey struggling with a stile was made by her friend mary matilda betham, with the accompanying poem:
- Poemas_del_alma: matilda betham-edwards
- Lawsonlaws17: "god make my life a little hymn of tenderness and praise, of faith, that never waxeth dim, in all his wondrous ways." (matilda barbara betham-edwards, 1836-1919).
- Susan1878: matilda betham was born at westerfield, near ipswich in 1836.