Power, Marguerite Agnes (F)

d. 1 July 1867. Nationality: Irish. VIAF.
Poet, novelist, short story writer, and editor. Born c. 1815. Pseudonyms: “Honoria,” and may have used “P.” for *Keepsake* contributions. Lived with her aunt, Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington, in London (from 1839) and then in Paris (from 1849), who introduced her to many leading writers. After her aunt’s death in 1849 she continued to reside in Paris and lived by her writing. Regular annual contributor, and also edited *The Keepsake* (1851-1857). Wrote a memoir of Blessington. From 1853 she was the Paris correspondent for *The London Illustrated News*. Wrote *Virginia’s Hand* (1860), which was influenced by Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s *Aurora Leigh* (1857). Biographical information: *ODNB*, *Orlando*, *Curran Index*. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Moth to the Star 1841 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15374
The Mountain Child 1842 The Keepsake Poet 4899
Song 1844 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15858
Leila 1844 The Keepsake Poet 5014
The Withered Leaf 1845 The Keepsake Poet 5157
Rachel’s Dove 1847 The Keepsake Poet 5216
To Jenny Lind 1848 The Keepsake Poet 5496
Sonnet 1848 The Keepsake Poet 5514
Evening 1850 The Keepsake Poet 5683
On the Portrait of Miss Lane Fox 1851 The Keepsake Poet 5584
On the Portrait of The Lady Otway 1853 The Keepsake Poet 5632
A Legend 1854 The Keepsake Poet 5672
La Blonde. Translated from the French of Pierre Dupont 1854 The Keepsake Translator 5671
A Wife’s Pardon 1856-10-04 Household Words Poet 1434
Parting and Meeting 1857 The Keepsake Poet 5773
Not Lost, But Gone Before 1857 The Keepsake Poet 5771
Old Alexandria 1863-03-21 All the Year Round Poet 3060
The Legend of Roses 1864-11-19 All the Year Round Poet 3182