Betham-Edwards, Matilda (F)

b. 4 March 1836. d. 4 January 1919. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet, novelist, travel writer, and children’s author. Pseudonym: “M. B. E.” Alternative signatures: “M. B. Edwards” and “M. Betham Edwards.” Daughter of Edward Edwards, a farmer. Lived in Germany, Vienna, and Paris from 1862-1863. Moved to London after the death of her sister in 1865, where she joined a circle of writers that included Henry James, Frederic Harrison, Clement Shorter, and others. Became a close friend of Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon and George Eliot. Poetry volumes include *War Poems* (1918). Biographical Information: *ODNB*. (AC, JS)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 29
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Golden Bee 1860-05-12 All the Year Round Poet 2737
The Rueful Ride 1864-06-18 Once a Week Poet 595
The Moorish Girl at Her Father’s Grave 1866-12-08 Once a Week Poet 13487
The Wife’s Dream 1867-09-14 Once a Week Poet 13547
A New Alcestis 1867-11-02 Once a Week Poet 13567
Dreams that Came True 1872 Good Words Poet 2228
The Praise of Light 1872-08 The Cornhill Magazine Poet 12130
The Young Artist’s Dream (Mediæval) 1873 Good Words Poet 2453
Matthias to Albertus 1873 Good Words Poet 2431
Children’s Hymns 1873 Good Words Poet 2440
Songs for Children 1874 Good Words Poet 2497
Swing-Song 1874 Good Words Poet 2482
“Rout ’Em Out Boys.” Fisherboys’ New-Year’s Song 1874 Good Words Poet 2471
The Golden Bee 1874 Good Words Poet 2492
Hymns for Children 1875 Good Words Poet 2549
To the Poets—A Sonnet 1875 Good Words Poet 2553
Two Summer Days 1875 Good Words Poet 2543
Shepherd’s Song 1876 Good Words Poet 2575
An Autumn Song 1877 Good Words Poet 2660
For Music 1878 Good Words Poet 2738
Child’s Summer Song 1878 Good Words Poet 2747
At Rouen 1878 Good Words Poet 2667
Reconciliation 1878 Good Words Poet 2670
Consolation 1879 Good Words Poet 2772
The Two Birthdays. Or, Hope and Resignation 1882 Good Words Poet 3958
The Study Window 1884 Good Words Poet 4342
For Music 1885 Good Words Poet 4365
Love’s Season 1886 Good Words Poet 5296
A Climb at Rouen 1887 Good Words Poet 5448