1795-1845

August 5, 1795, Liverpool, England.

November 13, 1845, Bloomsbury, London, England.

Mary’s father was abolitionist, Member of Parliament, and historian William Roscoe. She married Thomas Jevons in 1825. She edited Poems for Youth, by a Family Circle (London: 1820), to which her brothers and sister contributed. From 1831, she also edited The Sacred Offering, an annual of original and selected poetry (Liverpool: D. Marple & Company). Her last work was Sonnets and Other Poems, Chiefly Devotional (London: Simpkin, Marshall and Company, 1845).

  1. O Let Your Mingling Voices Rise
  2. Thou Must Go Forth Alone, My Soul
  3. When Human Hopes and Joys Depart