King, Alice (F)

Surname: King
Forename(s): Alice
b. 28 March 1839. d. May 1894. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Blind poet, novelist, and teacher. Born in Cutcombe, Somerset. Fell blind at the age of seven. Educated at home by her mother. Learned French, German, Italian, Spanish, Hebrew, Greek, and Latin. Taught a Bible class for working-class men which later expanded to include children and the elderly, as well as a separate one for their wives and daughter, in Cutcombe. Contributed to Argosy and Quiver. Biographical information: Sutherland; Alice King, Our Blind Contributor, The Girl’s Own Paper, vol. 8, no. 389, June 11, 1887, pp. 577-79; Alice King, Review of New Publications, Demorset’s Monthly Magazine, 1885, pp. 72-73; Bartleby (February 2022). (CC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 4
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Song of the Bird in the Garden of Armida. Translated from Tasso 1869-06 The Argosy Translator 16249
The Poet and his Heart. Translated from Petrarch 1871-07 The Argosy Translator 16290
Spring Voices 1876-04 The Argosy Poet 16384
He and I 1890 Woman’s World Poet 1046