Abdy, Maria (F)

b. 30 January 1797. d. 19 July 1867. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet and hymn writer. Née Smith. Alternative signature: “Mrs. Abdy.” Born in London. Married Rev. John Channing Abdy on 10 May 1821. Contributed prolifically to annuals and periodicals, including the *New Monthly*, *Metropolitan*, *The Keepsake*, and *Book of Beauty*. Author of *Poetry* (1834), her first publication, which was followed by seven more volumes of poetry by the same name. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (AC, SP)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 39
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Test of True Love. From the Italian 1831 Forget-Me-Not Translator 15707
Song 1832 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15281
The World of Change 1832 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15270
The Moonlight of the Heart 1833 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15227
The Enchanted Ground 1833 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15252
The Poetess 1834 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15746
A Marrying Man 1834-11-29 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 3264
Sing Not of the Past 1835 The Keepsake Poet 3873
A Young Lady’s Wish 1835-01-10 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 3270
The Bride 1837 The Keepsake Poet 4425
The Widow and Her Child 1837 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15784
The Summer Has Past 1839 The Keepsake Poet 4751
The River 1839 The Keepsake Poet 4757
Death in a Foreign Land 1839 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15350
The Childless 1840 The Keepsake Poet 4783
The Fatherless 1840 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15177
The Destiny of the Gifted 1841 The Keepsake Poet 4805
The Flower-Show 1842 The Keepsake Poet 4893
My Niece Fanny Vane! 1843 The Keepsake Poet 4955
A Winter Thought 1843 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15395
Earthly and Heavenly Trust 1844 The Keepsake Poet 5003
The Disinherited 1845 The Keepsake Poet 5168
The Almond Tree 1845 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15840
God Careth For the Poor 1846 The Keepsake Poet 5181
The Embroidery Frame 1847 The Keepsake Poet 5206
The Lone Sea Beach 1847 The Keepsake Poet 5199
The Mourner 1847 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15509
A Match of Affection 1847-04-17 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5915
The Destiny of the Poet 1848 The Keepsake Poet 5506
The Home of Affection 1850 The Keepsake Poet 5534
The Wife’s Song of Home 1850 The Keepsake Poet 5681
Song of the Sea Waves 1852 The Keepsake Poet 5592
The Ruined Castle By Sunlight 1854 The Keepsake Poet 5656
Flower-Chains 1854 The Keepsake Poet 5662
A New Version of an Old Proverb 1855 The Keepsake Poet 5724
The Voice 1855-01-13 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6289
The Widow’s Reply 1856 The Keepsake Poet 5737
An Angel Has Passed O’er the Desolate Waste! 1856 The Keepsake Poet 5752
The Wooer to the Widow 1856 The Keepsake Poet 5736