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Lydia Sigourney


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Lydia Sigourney : Scenes in my Native Land

Elizabeth Barrett to Robert Browning, letter postmarked 20 December 1845: 'Mrs. Sigourney has just sent me, .. just this morning .. her "Scenes in my native land" -- &, peeping between the uncut leaves, I read of the poet Hillhouse, of "sublime spirit & Miltonic energy," standing in "the temple of Fame" as if it were built on purpose for him! -- I supppose he is like most of the American poets .. who are shadows of the true .. as flat as a shadow, as colourless as a shadow, as lifeless & as transitory.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Elizabeth Barrett Barrett      Print: Book


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