English Poet and Novelist
1820 – 1897 A.D.
Jean Ingelow, an English poet and novelist. Her principal volume of poems, brought out in 1863, won the enthusiastic praise of critics and the instant approval of the public, and passed through twenty-three editions in England and America.
Subsequently she wrote another book of poems, an several novels. Her best known poem was The High Tide on the Coast of Lincolnshire. There were blemishes of affectation and stilted phraseology in her style, but she wrote, in verse and sweetness which her sentiment and her heart inspired, and in prose she displayed the gift of narrative, a feeling for character, and a delicate underlying tenderness.
Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.