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Mountains & Molehills

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Title:Mountains & Molehills
Author:
Cornford, Frances   
(3 of 5 for author by title)
Poems
Collected Poems
Illustrator:
Raverat, Gwendolyn   
(2 of 4 for author by title)
Period Piece
Countess Kate
Published:   1934
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Tags:fiction, poetry
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Contents:—

Mountain Path

Fool's Song

On August thirteenth, at the Mount, Marsden, Bucks

Sir Philip Sidney

Nurse

A Back View

Grand Ballet

Ode on the Whole Duty of Parents

Mother to Child Asleep

Constant

After a Latin Epitaph in Madingley Church

The End

The Spirit of Man

Tapestry Song

Neighbours

The Madman and the Child

After the Eumenides

Near an old Prison

Yama and Yami

London Despair

After a Fever Page

Recitative and Air

Night-nursery Thoughts

On the Downs

For a Madrigal

The Bells of St Legier

Coursegoules

Soliloquy

The Lake and the Instant

Cambridge Autumn

'The Trumpet shall Sound'

The Single Woman

The Conversation

The Poet discouraged

Fairy Tale for Two Voices [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Cornford, Frances

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Frances Cornford, née Darwin, (1886-1960) was a British poet and translator. She was the granddaughter of Charles Darwin. She was educated at home in Cambridge where she remained for most of her life. She married Francis Cornford a classical scholar in 1909. They had five children, the eldest John Cornford a poet was killed in the Spanish Civil War. She published her first volume of poems in 1910 and she followed this with eight more volumes over the next 50 years. Two of her poetry volumes were illustrated in woodcuts by Gwen Raverat who was a cousin. Her last volume, On a Calm Shore (1960), was illustrated by her son. Her poetry style is short and unpretentious, some elegiac and others humorous. Her triolet 'To a Fat Lady Seen From a Train' is often quoted. Her Collected Poems (1954) was the official choice of the Poetry Book Society and she won the Queen's Medal for Poetry in 1959. (The Oxford Guide to British Women Writers)

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