Countess of Winchilsea

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Anne Finch, Countess Of Winchilsea - Biography - Poetry Rediscovered
... A major collection titled The Poems of Anne, Countess of Winchilsea, edited by Myra Reynolds, was published in 1903 ... In 1929, centuries after the Countess' death, in the classic essay A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf both critiques Finch's writing and expresses great ... that Finch is so unknown "...when one comes to seek out the facts about Lady Winchilsea, one finds, as usual, that almost nothing is known about her." Woolf wishes to know ...

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    And tell so readily, he knoweth well
    How ev’ry star by proper name to call?
    —Bible: Hebrew Psalm CXLVII (Paraphrased by The Countess of Pembroke)

    In such a night, when passing clouds give place,
    Or thinly veil the heaven’s mysterious face;
    When in some river, overhung with green,
    The waving moon and trembling leaves are seen;
    Anne Finch, Countess Of Winchilsea (1661–1720)

    Strange that the vanity which accompanies beauty—excusable, perhaps, when there is such great beauty, or at any rate understandable—should persist after the beauty was gone.
    Mary A. [Elizabeth, Countess Von] Arnim (1866–1941)