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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

Circe
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Waiting
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Safe
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A Castaway
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Coming Home
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Medea in Athens
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Hark the sky-lark in the cloud
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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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Mother and Daughter- Sonnet Sequence
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Siste Viator
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A Bird and flower upon the tree
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The Wind’s Tidings In August 1870
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WAITING, waiting 129 Views
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The Old Love
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In an Almshouse
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Disenchanted
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News to the king, good news for all
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Farewell
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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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St. Ame
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In After Years
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Her Memories
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Dear love, good-night
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Birds Sing I Love You, Love
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The Flower By The Path 109 Views
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Once
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The Butterfly
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Miles and miles of here and there
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A Soul in Prison
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The Happiest Girl in the World
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Betrothed
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Dearest, this one day we own
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A Comrade
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The Pine
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Deserted
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An Inventor
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Tell thee truth, sweet; no
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Young May sat fainting and chill
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A Song Of A Spring-Time
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The Violet And The Rose
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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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Day is dead, and let us sleep
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Yu-Pe-Ya’s Dirge For Tse-Ky
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A Summer Mood
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The Brook Rhine
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The First Spring Day
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Tis Hard
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The Sky-Lark’s Song
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The Old Dream
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The Missing Star
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Poulain The Prisoner
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To-Day
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Not Love
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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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The Swallows
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The Oldest Inhabitant
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While the woods were green
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Marjory
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Once a sea-nymph loved a boy
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Love's Mourner
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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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Where Home Was
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Joy that's half too keen, and true
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Where found Love his yesterday?
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Tell me not of morrows, sweet
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