Fainting forms, hunger stricken, what see ye in the offing? Stately ships to bear our food away, amid the stranger’s scoffing.
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|Birth:||27th December, 1821|
|Death:||3rd February, 1896|
Jane Francesca Agnes, Lady Wilde was born in Wexford, Ireland. She was an Irish poet under the pen name "Speranza" and supporter of the nationalist movement; and had a special interest in Irish folktales, which she helped to gather. She married Sir William Wilde on 12 November 1851, and they had three children. Lady Wilde, who was the niece of Charles Maturin, wrote for the Young Ireland movement of the 1840s, publishing poems in The Nation under the pseudonym of Speranza. Her works included pro-Irish independence and anti-British writing; she was sometimes known as "Speranza of the Nation". She was an early advocate of women's rights, and campaigned for better education for women.
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