Craik, Dinah (F)

b. 20 April 1826. d. 12 October 1887. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Novelist, poet, translator, essayist, children’s writer. Pseudonyms: “D.,” “D. M. M.” Alternative signature: “Miss Mulock.” Poems often signed “By the Author of ‘John Halifax, Gentleman.’” Born in Hartshill, Staffordshire. Father was a nonconformist minister. Family moved to London in 1839. After her mother’s death in 1845, Craik’s father abandoned his children, and Craik became a professional writer. Wrote on the Woman Question, promoting single women’s self-sufficiency and moral authority. Married George Lillie Craik (1837-1905) on 29 April 1865; their daughter, Dorothy, was adopted as an infant. Author of *Poems* (1860), *Songs of our Youth* (1875), *Thirty Years: Being Poems Old and New* (1880), *Poems* (1888). Biographical information: *ODNB*, *Orlando*. (KH, AC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Good Seed 1845-07-05 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5830
The Garden in the Churchyard 1845-09-20 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5839
The Motherless Children. Addressed to the Infants Left by Madame Leontine Genoud. [From the French of De Lamartine] 1845-10-18 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Translator 5843
The Poet’s Mission 1846-01-03 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5853
Prayers For All Men. From “Les Feuilles D’Automne” of Victor Hugo 1846-01-31 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Translator 5857
“Hateful Spring!” [From the “Chansons” of Beranger] 1846-02-07 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Translator 5858
The Maiden and The Rose. [From the French of Chateaubriand] 1846-03-07 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Translator 5861
A Greek Allegory 1846-03-28 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5864
The Troubadour and His Swallow. [From the French] 1846-04-11 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Translator 5866
A Hymn. [From Lamartine’s “Harmonies Poètiques”] 1846-05-30 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Translator 5871
The Water-lily 1846-07-18 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5879
A Mother’s Resignation 1846-07-25 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5880
The Chrysanthemum 1846-12-26 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5897
Happiness 1847-01-30 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5902
Robert Bruce Crowned by the Countess of Buchan 1847-02-13 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5904
The Cry of the Earth 1847-05-22 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5921
The Golden Rose 1847-07-10 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5923
Growing Old Together 1847-08-21 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5927
Memory 1847-10-30 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5937
My Christian Name 1850-06-01 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6073
To My Dream-Child 1850-06-22 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6076
Evening Guests 1850-08-03 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6082
An Old Idea—Newly Clad 1850-08-10 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6083
The Flying Cloud 1850-09-28 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6090
A Dream 1850-11-23 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6096
The Aurora On the Clyde. September 1850 1850-12-14 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6099
The Moon in the Morning 1851-01-18 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6104
Philip, My King! 1851-03-01 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6109
Songs in the Night 1851-03-15 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6111
The Good of It: A Cynic’s Song 1851-03-29 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6113
On A Wedding. February 25, 1851 1851-04-26 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6118
To My Godchild, Alice 1851-05-03 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6119
Grace of Clydeside 1851-05-31 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6123
Resigning 1851-06-21 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6126
Cœur-de-Lion’s Statue. A colossal equestrian bronze figure, by the sculptor Marochetti; now placed outside the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park 1851-07-12 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6129
Three Sonnets 1851-07-26 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6131
Benedetta Minelli 1851-08-16 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6134
A Rhyme About Birds 1851-09-06 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6136
To My Canary in His Cage 1851-11-08 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6143
Beatrice to Dante 1851-12-06 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6147
Dante to Beatrice 1851-12-06 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6148
The Highland Shearer 1852 The Keepsake Poet 5595
The Martyrdom of Faithful in Vanity Fair 1852-01-10 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6153
Mountains in Snow 1852-01-31 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6156
Sitting on the Shore 1852-02-28 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6160
A Mariner’s Wife 1852-03-06 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6161
A Rejected Lover 1852-03-27 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6164
Saint Elizabeth of Bohemia 1852-04-10 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6166
Jupiter, An Evening Star 1852-05-01 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6168
In Expectation of Death.—Constantia 1852-05-29 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6172
A Wind-Storm At Night 1852-06-05 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6173
Violets: Sent In a Tiny Box 1852-07-10 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6178
Michael the Archangel: A Statuette 1852-07-24 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6180
A Dream Of Death 1852-07-31 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6181
A Dream of Resurrection 1852-08-21 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6185
A Song 1852-10-16 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6193
Constancy in Inconstancy: A Young Man’s Confession 1853-01-08 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6347
A Sketch 1853-02-19 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6353
Eden-Land 1853-03-05 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Translator 6357
The Fisherman in His Boat 1853-03-05 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Translator 6355
The Elle-Maid Gay 1853-04-16 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6360
The Little Collier-Boy 1853-05-03 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Translator 6356
The Planting. A Parable 1853-05-14 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6465
A Thought in a Wheat-Field 1853-05-28 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6686
April 1853-06-18 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6469
A Spirit Present 1853-06-25 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6470
The Golden Gate 1853-07-23 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6473
A Stream’s Singing 1853-09-03 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6479
Moonstruck 1853-10-08 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6483
A Fable 1853-11-05 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6487
A Quiet Thought, After Sunset 1853-12-10 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6489
A Farewell. For a Swedish Air 1854-01-14 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6218
Retrospection. For a Swedish Air 1854-01-28 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6226
A Ghost at the Dancing 1854-03-11 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6219
Immutable 1854-04-22 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6220
A Child’s Smile 1854-05-13 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6213
A Living Picture 1854-06-10 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6224
On the Cliff-Top 1854-06-24 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6214
Four Years 1854-07-01 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6243
A Marriage-Table 1854-07-15 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6252
Mine! For a German Air 1854-08-05 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6254
Leonora 1854-08-19 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6248
A Valentine 1854-09-02 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6264
Eudoxia 1854-10-14 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6240
Lebewohl 1854-10-21 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6247
Parables 1854-11-04 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6257
The House of Clay 1854-11-18 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6245
October 1854-12-09 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6256
Among the Tombs 1854-12-23 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6262
The Dead 1855-01-20 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6270
Eudoxia. Second Picture 1855-02-10 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6271
Winter Moonlight 1855-02-24 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6292
Labour and Rest 1855-03-03 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6278
The Passing Fear 1855-03-24 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6272
The Garden Chair. A Photograph 1855-03-26 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6275
The Dead Czar 1855-04-21 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6268
Labour is Prayer 1855-05-05 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6279
A Field-Walk in March 1855-06-09 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6273
Young and Old 1855-06-30 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6293
A “Silly” Song 1855-07-14 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 7702
On the Shore 1855-08-18 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 7724
At the Linn-Side 1855-11-03 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 7712
An Aurora Borealis 1855-12-08 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 7706
A Beautiful Woman 1855-12-19 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 7703
Miriam. Obiit 185- 1856-01-12 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6310
“Over the Hills and Far Away” 1856-01-26 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6311
Too Late 1856-02-16 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6319
A Dead Baby 1856-03-08 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6297
An Honest Valentine. (Returned from the Dead-Letter Office) 1856-03-15 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6320
Plighted 1856-03-29 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6313
Faithfulness 1856-04-19 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6305
Westward, Ho! 1856-05-03 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6322
An Old Man’s Question 1857-01-24 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6377
Mortality 1857-02-14 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6375
Between Two Worlds. Parting for Australia 1857-02-21 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6386
Life Returning; After War-Time 1857-04-11 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6372
At Even-Tide 1857-05-23 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6367
“Will Sail To-Morrow” 1857-06-13 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6385
The Path Through the Snow 1857-06-27 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6378
A Flower of a Day 1857-08-29 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6392
The Good Ship Marshal 1858-01-02 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6425
Living: (After a Death) 1858-01-09 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6421
Lost in the Mist 1858-02-06 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6422
D’Abord du Mer. From a French Song 1858-02-13 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Translator 6416
A Dead Sea-Gull: Near Liverpool 1858-02-27 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6432
Looking East: In January 1858 1858-03-13 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6440
My Friend 1858-03-27 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6418
Buried To-day—February 23, 1858 1858-04-10 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6414
Cousin Robert 1858-05-22 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6415
The Path Through the Corn 1858-07-03 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6443
The Night Before the Mowing 1858-07-24 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6453
Words: For the German Students’ Funeral-Tune. (In Memoriam: November 1857) 1858-08-28 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6463
Summer Gone 1858-11-13 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6459
A Man’s Wooing 1860-02 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 13889
Our Father’s Business: Holman Hunt’s Picture of “Christ in the Temple” 1860-05 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 13946
The Unfinished Poem 1860-06-30 All the Year Round Poet 2817
At the Sea-Side 1860-09 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14021
The Golden Island: Arran from Ayr 1860-11 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14024
An Autumn Psalm for 1860 1860-12 Good Words Poet 365
Cathair Fhargus. (Fergus’s Seat.) A Mountain in the Island of Arran, the Summit of which resembles a gigantic Human Profile 1861-01 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14029
The Coming of the Spring 1861-04 Good Words Poet 377
Year After Year: A Love Song 1861-06 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14250
The First Look-Out on the World 1861-07 Good Words Poet 383
A True Hero. James Braidwood: Died June 22nd, 1861 1861-08 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14255
Coming Hame 1861-10 Good Words Poet 389
Day by Day 1861-11 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14264
Waiting 1862-04 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14275
My Lady’s Farewell 1862-04-05 Once a Week Poet 892
When Green Leaves Come Again. Song 1862-05 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 13887
“Until her Death” 1862-05 Good Words Poet 405
The First Waits. A Meditation for All 1863-01 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14226
A “Mercenary” Marriage 1863-01-17 All the Year Round Poet 2913
Fallen in the Night! 1863-02 Good Words Poet 1571
In the June Twilight. Suggested by Noel Paton’s Picture of “The Silver Cord Loosed” 1863-08 Good Words Poet 1589
A Lancashire Doxology 1864 Good Words Poet 1617
Twilight in the North 1864-08 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14290
Over the Hill-Side 1864-09 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14291
The Story of the “Birkenhead.” Told to Two Children 1864-12 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14113
Fishermen—Not of Galilee. (After Reading a Certain Book) 1865-04 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14175
The Lost Piece of Silver 1866-02-01 Good Words Poet 1794
Requiem 1866-08-01 Good Words Poet 1809
The Beaten Commander 1866-09-15 Once a Week Poet 13468
The Mulberry Tree 1866-09-22 Once a Week Poet 13501
St. George and the Dragon. An Ancient Myth Modernized 1866-12-01 Once a Week Poet 13506
On His Nineteenth Birthday 1867-03-01 Good Words Poet 1854
Green Things Growing 1867-04-20 Once a Week Poet 12146
In Mary’s Bosom 1867-05-01 Good Words Poet 1865
Strayed from the Flock 1867-11-01 Good Words Poet 1877
Laying a Foundation Stone 1867-12-29 Good Words Poet 1881
Three Meetings 1868-03 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14216
At the Window 1868-10-01 Good Words Poet 1917
The Noble Coward 1870-11-01 Good Words Poet 2100
A Little Dead Prince (Buried June 1st, 1873) 1873 Good Words Poet 2448
Going Away 1873 Good Words Poet 2420
A Winter Wedding. (At Chiselhurst Church, January 9, 1873) 1873 Good Words Poet 2429
All Saints’ Day (At New College Chapel, Oxford) 1874 Good Words Poet 2473
The Shadow of Death. (Suggested by Holman Hunt’s Picture) 1874-01 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14504
Passing By 1875 Good Words Poet 2540
The Arctic Expedition. (From the Women’s Side.) May 29th, 1875 1875 Good Words Poet 2550
Respect the Burthen. An Incident 1875 Good Words Poet 2566
Two Songs 1876 Good Words Poet 2576
Beside a Tomb 1876 Good Words Poet 2618
Under the Stars 1877 Good Words Poet 2629
Died Happy 1877 Good Words Poet 2651
Born at Jerusalem. (Gladys Mulock Holman Hunt, born Sept. 20, 1876) 1878 Good Words Poet 2743
Blue Gentian: A Thought 1880 Good Words Poet 3550
My Little Boy that Died 1880 Good Words Poet 3594
On the Sea-Shore. A Story in Verse 1883 Good Words Poet 3974
The Lone House 1885 Good Words Poet 4348
New Year in the Colonies 1887 Good Words Poet 5426
In the Lane. A September Song 1892 Good Words Poet 5019