Louise Imogen Guiney

Poet and essayist, born Boston, Massachusetts, 1861; died Chipping Campden, England, 1920. Educated in Boston and at the Sacred Heart Convent, Elmhurst, Rhode Island, her earliest literary work appeared in the "Boston Post" and the "Boston Courier"; in 1887 she was a contributor to "Harper's," "Scribner's," and the "Atlantic Monthly." Among her writings are: "Patrins," "The White Sail," "Monsieur Henri," "Edmund Campion," and "Robert Emmet"; she edited the works of Matthew Arnold, James Clarence Mangan, Henry Vaughan, and others. Her poetry was delicate and cultivated, yet virile; her prose had a rare distinction of thought and diction. As essayist she takes high rank.

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