1841–1926

Introduction

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Born: Jan­u­a­ry 15, 1841, Port­sea, Hamp­shire, Eng­land.

Died: De­cem­ber 15, 1926, Ox­ford, Eng­land.

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Biography

Doudney’s fa­mi­ly moved to a re­mote vil­lage in Hamp­shire when she was ve­ry young.

Her first lit­er­ary ef­fort was the po­em The Les­sons of the Wa­ter-Mill, writ­ten at age 15; it be­came a pop­u­lar song in Am­er­i­ca.

She was known to the read­ing pub­lic main­ly through her sto­ries, A Wo­man’s Glory, Step­ping Stones, and oth­ers, and through her con­tri­bu­tions to the Sun­day Mag­a­zine, Good Words, and oth­er pe­ri­od­i­cals. Those con­tr­ibu­tions in­clud­ed fic­tion, and sac­red and se­cu­lar po­ems.

Houlston pub­lished her Psalms of Life in 1871.

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