Mary Howitt (12 March 1799 – 30 January 1888) was an English poet, and author of the famous poem The Spider and the Fly. She was born Mary Botham at Coleford, in Gloucestershire, the temporary residence of her parents, while her father, Samuel Botham, a prosperous Quaker of Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, was looking after some mining property. Samuel had married his wife Ann in South Wales in 1796 when he was 38 and she was 32. They had four children Anna, Mary, Emma and Charles. Their Queen Anne house is now known as Howitt Place.
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... Mary Howitt's poem the "Spider and the Fly" was originally published in 1829 ... made of a negro minstrel song with a parody of Mary's poem ... Adventures in Wonderland, is a parody of Mary's poem concerning a spider and a fly ...
... as The home or, family cares and family joys by Mary Howitt in 1850 (reprinted in 1978) Grannarna, 1837, transl ... by Mary Howitt as The neighbours a story of every-day life in two volumes, 1842 Hemmen i den nya världen, 1853, Tr ... by Mary Howitt as The Homes of the New World Impressions of America, vol ...
... William Howitt (18 December 1792 – 3 March 1879), was an English author ... He married, in 1821, Mary Botham, who like himself was a Quaker and a poet ... William and Mary Howitt collaborated throughout a long literary career, the first of their joint productions being The Forest Minstrels and other ...
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