Re: Emmeline Fisher: Lines suggested by the opening made in Silbury Hill 1849
Dec 15, 2007, 15:20
What on earth would poor Emmie have had to do in order to get her talent properly recognised?
I agree, there are some really lovely lines in her poem. Wordsworth himself seemed to think her 'productions' were not less than astonishing; he writes of Emmie -
"...I have now under my roof a cousin, who some time ago was introduced, improperly, I think, she being then a child, to the notice of the public, as one of the English poetesses, in an article of the Quarterly so entitled. Her name is Emmeline Fisher, and her mother is my first cousin. What advances she may have made in latter years I do not know, but her productions from the age of eight to twelve were not less than astonishing."*