Dora Greenwell

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Birthday
6, 1821
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 29, 1882 (60)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
6, 1821
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 29, 1882 (60)

About

English poet and essayist known for works with religious and political themes. Her publications include Lacordaire, The Patience of Hope, and Songs of Salvation.

Before Fame

She was born at Greenwell Ford, her family's County Durham estate.

Trivia

Her poem "I Am Not Skilled to Understand" was set to music by William J. Kirkpatrick and was subsequently performed as a hymn.

Family Life

Named after her mother Dorothy, Dora Greenwell grew up with four brothers.

Associated With

She dedicated one of her poetry collections to Elizabeth Barrett Browning.