Watson, Rosamund Marriott (F)

b. 6 October 1860. d. 29 December 1911. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet and journalist. Née Ball. Pseudonyms: “Graham R. Tomson” and “R. Armytage.” Born in Hackney, London, and educated at home. Closely connected to London literary circles. President of the “Literary Ladies” group. Married twice: to George Francis Armytage on 9 September 1879, then Arthur Graham Tomson on 21 September 1886, afterwards living with H. B. Marriott Watson from 1894. Editor of *Sylvia’s Journal* (1893-1894). Contributor to *Yellow Book*, *Scot’s Observer*, and *Athenaeum*. Author of several volumes of poetry including *The Bird-Bride: A Volume of Ballads and Sonnets* (1889) and *Vespertilia, and Other Verses* (1891). Bibliographic information: *ODNB*, *Orlando*. (AC, SCM)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Birds of Passage. (“A lost chance flies owre the sea”) 1888-11 Woman’s World Poet 657
In Picardy 1889-09 Woman’s World Poet 678
The Baboushka. A Ballad of Christmas 1889-12 Atalanta Poet 1957
A Ballad of the Were-Wolf 1890-09 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14850
A New Year Fantasy 1891-01 Atalanta Poet 2061
Lavender and Pansies 1891-06 Atalanta Poet 2082
Vespertilia 1895-01 The Yellow Book Poet 792
II—The Isle of Voices 1895-04 The Yellow Book Poet 10289
I—Requiescat 1895-04 The Yellow Book Poet 804
The Golden Touch 1895-07 The Yellow Book Poet 815
The House Desolate 1895-10 The Yellow Book Poet 823
Aubade 1896-01 The Yellow Book Poet 992
D’Outre tombe 1896-07 The Yellow Book Poet 1007
The Song of Songs 1897 Pageant Poet 1127
Children of the Mist 1897-01 The Yellow Book Poet 1023
Oasis 1897-04 The Yellow Book Poet 1034