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Felicia Hemans

  • There smiles no Paradise on earth so fair, / But guilt will raise avenging phantoms there.

    • Felicia Hemans,
    • "The Abencerrage," The Poetical Works of Felicia Dorothea Hemans ()
  • In the busy haunts of men.

    • Felicia Hemans,
    • "A Tale of the Secret Tribunal," The Poetical Works of Felicia Dorothea Hemans ()
  • Oh! what a crowded world one moment may contain!

    • Felicia Hemans,
    • "The Last Constantine," The Poetical Works of Felicia Dorothea Hemans ()
  • ... life's best balm — Forgetfulness!

    • Felicia Hemans,
    • "The Caravan in the Desert," The Poetical Works of Felicia Dorothea Hemans ()
  • The boy stood on the burning deck / Whence all but he had fled ...

    • Felicia Hemans,
    • "Casabianca," The Poetical Works of Felicia Dorothea Hemans ()
  • Ye may trace my step o'er the wakening earth, / By the winds which tell of the violet's birth, / By the primrose-stars in the shadowy grass, / By the green leaves, opening as I pass.

    • Felicia Hemans,
    • "The Voice of Spring," The Poetical Works of Felicia Dorothea Hemans ()
  • The stately Homes of England, / How beautiful they stand!

    • Felicia Hemans,
    • "The Homes of England," The Poetical Works of Felicia Dorothea Hemans ()
  • Though the past haunt me as a spirit, I do not ask to forget.

    • Felicia Hemans,
    • "The Fountain of Oblivion," The Poetical Works of Felicia Dorothea Hemans ()
  • Home of the arts!

    • Felicia Hemans,
    • "The Restoration of the Works of Art to Italy," The Poetical Works of Felicia Dorothea Hemans ()
  • Oh! call my brother back to me! / I cannot play alone; / The Summer comes with flower and bee — / Where is my brother gone?

    • Felicia Hemans,
    • "The Child's First Grief," The Poetical Works of Felicia Dorothea Hemans ()
  • Ay, call it holy ground, / The soil where first they trod; / They have left unstained what there they found, — / Freedom to worship God.

    • Felicia Hemans,
    • "The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers," The Poetical Works of Felicia Dorothea Hemans ()
  • Strength is born / in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; / not amidst joy.

    • Felicia Hemans,
    • "The Siege of Valencia," The Poetical Works of Felicia Dorothea Hemans ()

Felicia Hemans, English poet

(1793 - 1835)

Full name:Felicia Dorothea Browne Hemans.