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Catherine Maria Fanshawe

  • 'Twas in heaven pronounced — it was muttered in hell, / And echo caught faintly the sound as it fell; / On the confines of earth 'twas permitted to rest, / And the depth of the ocean its presence confessed. / Yet in shade let it rest, like a delicate flower, / Ah, breathe on it softly, it dies in an hour.

    • Catherine Maria Fanshawe,
    • "A Riddle on the Letter H," in J.C. Squire, ed., A Book of Women's Verse ()

Catherine Maria Fanshawe, English poet

(1765 - 1834)