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