Cook, Eliza (F)

b. 24 December 1812. d. 23 September 1889. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet and journalist. Pseudonym: “E.C.” Father was a London brazier who retired to a farm near Horsham, Sussex, c.1822. Mostly self-educated. Prolific periodical poet. Founded *Eliza Cook’s Journal* (1849-1854), which supported social reform, education, and employment opportunities for women and the working classes. Close friend of Charlotte Cushman, the American actress. Poetry volumes include *Lays of a Wild Harp* (1835), *Melaia and other Poems* (1838), *New Echoes and Other Poems* (1864). Biographical information: *ODNB*. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Old Farm Gate 1839-05-18 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 3743
Stanzas 1840-10-03 The Chartist Circular Poet 53
Our Common Land 1842-04-23 The Chartist Circular Poet 149
Old Songs 1844 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15445
On the Death of a Favourite Old Hound 1846 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15479
The Poor Man’s Grave 1846-08-01 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5881
Once Upon a Time 1860-06-30 Once a Week Poet 277
The Game of Life 1860-07-28 Once a Week Poet 282
Lyrical Lines 1861-06-01 Once a Week Poet 449
Ballad of the Page and the King’s Daughter. (Translated from Giebel) 1863-06-06 Once a Week Translator 492
The Hour for Me 1865 Good Words Poet 1746
“Sweet Home” 1867-01-12 Once a Week Poet 12078
My Ladye Love 1867-03-23 Once a Week Poet 12128