Beck, Ellen (pseud. Magdalen Rock) (F)

b. 1858. d. 1924. Nationality: Irish.
Poet, short story writer, and school teacher. Pseudonyms: “Magdalen Rock,” “M. Rock.” Roman Catholic. Lived in the village of Rock, near Dungannon, County Tyrone. Beck taught in the village school from the age of 16 and apparently rarely left the village. Published poetry in *Chambers’s Journal*, and poetry and prose in *Irish Monthly*, as well as contributions to other London periodicals. Co-composed an operetta with Joseph Seymour. Biographical information: “Authentic Sketches of Living Catholic Authors,” *Catholic World*, vol. 65, September 1897, pp. 854-5. The *Chambers’s Journal* ledger entries for poems by “Magdalen Rock” and “M. Rock” refer to the author as Miss Magdalen Beck of Rock, Dungannon, Ireland (NLS Dep 341/370, 371). (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
A Gossip 1891-01-24 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13177
A Fisher-Maid’s Song 1891-04-11 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13188
A Query 1891-08-22 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13207
One Day 1891-09-12 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13210
Sudden Changes 1891-10-17 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13215
Constant 1892-01-02 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13226
A Spring Chanson 1892-02-20 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13233
Confidences 1892-03-12 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13236
Flattery 1892-04-09 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13240
Nameless 1892-04-16 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13241
The May Queen 1892-05-07 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13244
The Swallow’s Return 1892-06-11 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13249
The Swallow’s Departure 1892-10-22 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13268
Once More 1893-04-08 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13291
A Transformation 1893-06-24 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13302
Tom and I 1893-07-15 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13305
Ghosts 1893-10-14 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13318
A Day in April 1894-04-14 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13344
My Mother’s Song 1894-05-12 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13348
The Spring-Tide Comes 1894-05-26 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13350
A Double Event 1894-06-16 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13353
Lovers Still 1894-09-01 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13364
A Country Maid 1894-11-10 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13374
The Christmas Bells 1894-12-15 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 13379
Everlasting Summer 1895-02-23 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12604
Wanting 1895-04-20 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12612
The Coming of the May 1895-05-11 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12615
Long Ago 1895-06-15 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12620
Indifference 1895-07-27 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12626
A Queen 1895-10-12 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12637
A Miser’s Treasure 1896-01-11 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12740
Then and Now 1896-09-19 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12776
Heaven on Earth 1896-10-24 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12782
Recompenses 1897-03-06 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12657
Missed 1897-03-27 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12660
Because 1897-07-03 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12673
A Triad 1897-09-11 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12683
A Phantom Land 1897-10-16 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 12687