Maria Jane Jewsbury to Henry Jephson, M.D.: An Undiscovered Poetic Fragment

December 2008
Victorian Poetry;Winter2008, Vol. 46 Issue 4, p511
Academic Journal
The essay discusses an introduction to a nature poem by Victorian poet Maria Jane Jewsbury which praises the poet's doctor, Henry Jephson, continuing a widespread Victorian custom of patient poems. It also highlights Jewsbury's conflict between worldly ambition and spiritual immortality. It further notes a friend's admonition to cultivate an image of femininity and indicates this may have been a reason for her loveless marriage.


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