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After Pulling Down And Rebuilding A House

Carolyn Clive 1801 (Brompton Grove, London) – 1873 (Whitfield, Herefordshire)

OLD Ghosts, ye all are dispossess'd,
Your former house is levell'd now;
Another house at my behest
Has lifted over yours, its brow.

But flit, old Ghosts, and live with me;
As yet we are but living hosts;
But watch the new house patiently,
You soon shall have companion Ghosts.

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Carolyn Clive

Caroline Clive, sometimes known as Caroline Wigley Clive (pseudonym, V; 24 June 1801 – 13 July 1873) was an English writer. She was known chiefly as the author of IX Poems that when first published, took their place in the forefront of then-contemporary feminine verse. Clive wrote all her life, was a brilliant conversationalist, was held in the highest regard within an exceptionally notable intellectual circle, and carried on a large correspondence. more…

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