Arthur Boyd Houghton, Illustration to Songs of Seven by Jean Ingelow

Arthur Boyd Houghton, Illustration to Songs of Seven by Jean Ingelow

Arthur Boyd Houghton (1836-1875)
Illustration to Songs of Seven by Jean Ingelow (1820-1897)
Published in Poems by Jean Ingelow (1867)
About 1867
Wood engraving; by the Dalziel Brothers
Museum no. E.313:54-19

Although popular, Ingelow's verse was also criticised at the time for its overwrought emotion. 'Seven Times Five: Widowhood' includes the stanza: 'I shall not die, but live forlore-/ How bitter it is to part/ O to meet thee, my love once more! / O my heart, my heart!'