Jean Ingelow

Ingelow, Jean (ĭnˈjəlō) [key], 1820–97, English author. Her poems are characterized by religious introspection and an intimate knowledge of nature. Among her best-known poems are "High Tide on the Coast of Lincolnshire, 1571" and "Seven Times One." Of her novels, Off the Skelligs (1872) and Sarah de Berenger (1879) are the most noted. She also wrote the children's story Mopsa the Fairy (1869).

See biography by M. Peters (1972).

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