Smedley, Menella Bute (F)

b. 14 November 1820. d. 25 May 1877. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet, novelist, and children’s author. Pseudonyms: “M. S.,” “S. M.,” “S.” Alternative signature: “M. B. Smedley.” Born in London. Sister of Elizabeth Anna Hart. Cousin of Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) and the novelist Francis (Frank) Smedley. Author of the poetry volumes *Lays and Ballads from English History* (1856), *The Story of Queen Isabel* (1863), *Poems* (1868), *Child-Nature* (1869), *Two Dramatic Poems* (1874). With her sister Elizabeth she authored *Poems Written for a Child* (1868) and *Child-World* (1869). Biographical information: *ODNB*, *Orlando*. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Fearless De Courcy 1845-04-26 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 5817
The Hunting of Lady Maude 1847 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15508
The Five Children. A Ballad 1847 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15501
Wherefore Weep? 1858-09-25 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6462
Love in Sorrow 1863-07-01 The English Woman’s Journal Poet 15856
I Went to Look for Roses 1863-07-01 The English Woman’s Journal Poet 15857
Lines Suggested by the Uncovering of the Memorial of the Prince Consort 1863-08-01 The English Woman’s Journal Poet 1706
Lines Suggested by the Uncovering of the Memorial of the Prince Consort 1863-08-01 The English Woman’s Journal Poet 15860
A Remembrance 1866-06-01 Good Words Poet 1804
The Lady and the Rooks. A True Story 1866-09-01 Good Words Poet 1812
A Day’s Fishing 1866-11-01 Good Words Poet 1816
A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush 1867-05-01 Good Words Poet 1864
In the Fields 1867-11-01 Good Words Poet 1879
Hero Harold 1868-03-01 Good Words Poet 1897
Hero Harold 1868-04-01 Good Words Poet 1899
The Little Fair Soul 1868-05-01 Good Words Poet 1902
Glenalla 1868-06-01 Good Words Poet 1904
The Fisherman 1868-09-01 Good Words Poet 1912
A Girl’s Love Song 1868-11-01 Good Words Poet 1922
A Letter 1868-12-01 Good Words Poet 1923
A Ballad 1869-01-01 Good Words Poet 1980
Holyhead Breakwater 1869-11-01 Good Words Poet 1999
Lines Suggested by the Greek Massacre 1870-06 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14402
Death of Captain Knowles 1873 Good Words Poet 2433
A Face from the Past 1873 Good Words Poet 2457
An Old Road 1873 Good Words Poet 2443
Sonnet—Love for the Young 1873 Good Words Poet 2438
Gleaners 1875 Good Words Poet 2546
Snowdrops 1875-10 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14533
Ballad 1876 Good Words Poet 2582
Saints 1876 Good Words Poet 2607
His Dead 1876 Good Words Poet 2605
We were Children Once 1876 Good Words Poet 2587
Street Arabs 1879 Good Words Poet 2798