Adelaide Anne Procter
1825 – 1864 A.D.
Adelaide Anne Procter, an English poet, eldest daughter of Bryan Waller Procter. She was born in London, early showed a fondness for poetry, and grew up amid surroundings calculated to develop her literary tastes. In 1858 her poems were published in two volumes under the title of Legends and Lyrics.
If not a great poet, she had a gift for verse, and expressed herself with distinction, charm, and sincerity. One of the best known of her poems was The Angel’s Story, and many of her songs and hymns, notably The Lost Chord, are very popular.
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.