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Augusta Webster born in Poole, Dorset as Julia Augusta Davies, was an English poet, dramatist, essayist, and translator. The daughter of Vice-admiral George Davies and Julia Hume, she spent her younger years on board the ship he was stationed, the Griper. She studied Greek at home, taking a particular interest in Greek drama, and went on to study at the Cambridge School of Art. She published her first volume of poetry in 1860 under the pen name Cecil Homes. In 1863, she married Thomas Webster, a fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge. They had a daughter, Augusta Georgiana, who married Reverend George Theobald Bourke, a younger son of the Joseph Bourke, 3rd Earl of Mayo. Much of Webster's writing explored the condition of women, and she was a strong advocate of women's right to vote, working for the London branch of the National Committee for Women's Suffrage. She was the first female writer to hold elective office, having been elected to the London School Board in 1879 and 1885. In 1885 she travelled to Italy in an attempt to improve her failing health. She died on 5 September 1894, aged 57. During her lifetime her writing was acclaimed and she was considered by some the successor to Elizabeth Barrett Browning. After her death, however, her reputation quickly declined. Since the mid-1990s she has gained increasing critical attention from scholars such as Isobel Armstrong, Angela Leighton, and Christine Sutphin. Her best-known poems include three long dramatic monologues spoken by women: A Castaway, Circe, and The Happiest Girl In The World, as well as a posthumously published sonnet-sequence, "Mother and Daughter".

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List of poems by Augusta Davies Webster 83 total

Waiting
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Circe
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Hark the sky-lark in the cloud
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Too soon so fair, fair lilies
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Coming Home
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Siste Viator
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Mother and Daughter- Sonnet Sequence
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Tired
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A Bird and flower upon the tree
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In an Almshouse
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News to the king, good news for all
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WAITING, waiting 124 ViewsRate it
Disenchanted
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Safe
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Seeds with wings, between earth and sky
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The Old Love
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Farewell
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The Wind’s Tidings In August 1870
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Choosing
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The Manuscript of Saint Alexius
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She Has Made Me Wayside Posies
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A Preacher
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St. Ame
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Her Memories
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In After Years
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A Soul in Prison
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The Flower By The Path 107 ViewsRate it
Miles and miles of here and there
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The Butterfly
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Once
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Betrothed
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Birds Sing I Love You, Love
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Dear love, good-night
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Dearest, this one day we own
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A Comrade
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Tell thee truth, sweet; no
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An Inventor
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Young May sat fainting and chill
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The Pine
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Deserted
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If?
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A Song Of A Spring-Time
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White Rose And Red
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The Violet And The Rose
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Autumn’s Warnings
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My Loss
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No News From The War
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Day is dead, and let us sleep
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Yu-Pe-Ya’s Dirge For Tse-Ky
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The Brook Rhine
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A Castaway
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The First Spring Day
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The Missing Star
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The Old Dream
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Poulain The Prisoner
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The Sky-Lark’s Song
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Tis Hard
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A Summer Mood
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To-Day
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Not Love
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The Happiest Girl in the World
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Beyond The Shadow
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A Dilettante
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The Sea-Maid’s Song
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Questions And Answer
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Medea in Athens
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The Oldest Inhabitant
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The Swallows
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While the woods were green
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Marjory
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Love's Mourner
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Once a sea-nymph loved a boy
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The Brook Leaps Riotous
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Not To Be
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A Coarse Morning
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One star only for Love's heaven
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Belated
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Ni-Chan’s Dirge For Yen-Oey
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Young Laughters, and My Music!
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Joy that's half too keen, and true
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Tell me not of morrows, sweet
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Where found Love his yesterday?
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Where Home Was
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