Clarke, Mary Victoria Cowden (F)

b. 22 June 1809. d. 12 January 1898. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet and literary scholar. Pseudonym: “M. H.” Knew many leading literary and artistic figures through her father, Vincent Novello. Worked as a governess 1825-1826. Married Charles Cowden Clarke on 5 July 1828. Author of *The Complete Concordance to Shakespeare* (published in instalments 1844-1845, then in one volume 1845), as well as several other studies of Shakespeare. Acted in Charles Dickens’ private theatricals. Moved to Nice with her husband in 1856, and then to Genoa in 1861. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 9
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
I. “Straight from the hand of God comes many a gift” 1860-09-22 All the Year Round Poet 2827
VI. “An old expressive simple word is this” 1860-09-22 All the Year Round Poet 12491
III. “All the year round come Godsends evermore” 1860-09-22 All the Year Round Poet 12488
V. “A stormy sky, with glimpse of promise fair” 1860-09-22 All the Year Round Poet 12490
II. “Work is a Godsend most divine, direct” 1860-09-22 All the Year Round Poet 12487
IV. “Not more variety in wayside weeds” 1860-09-22 All the Year Round Poet 12489
Minnie’s Musings. In Four Parts 1866-12-29 All the Year Round Poet 3273
The Yule Log 1867-12-21 All the Year Round Poet 3293
Time’s Healing 1868-08-01 All the Year Round Poet 4530