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Katharine Hinkson
Katharine Tynan (January 23, 1861–April 2, 1931) Irish-born writer, known mainly for her novels and poetry. After her marriage in 1898 to the writer and barrister Henry Albert Hinkson (1865–1919) she usually wrote under the name Katharine Tynan Hinkson (or Katharine Tynan-Hinkson or Katharine Hinkson-Tynan). Of their three children, Pamela Hinkson (1900-1982) was also known as a writer. Tynan was born into a large farming family in Clondalkin, County Dublin, and educated at a convent school in Drogheda. Her poems were first published in 1878. Tynan went on to play a major part in Dublin literary circles, until she married and moved to England; later she lived at Claremorris, County Mayo when her husband was a magistrate there from 1914 until 1919. For a while, Tynan was a close associate of William Butler Yeats (who may have proposed marriage and been rejected, around 1885), and later a correspondent of Francis Ledwidge. She is said to have written over 100 novels; there were some unsurprising comments about a lack of self-criticism in her output. Her Collected Poems appeared in 1930; she also wrote five autobiographical volumes. Tynan died in Wimbledon, London, in 1931 at the age of 70.

when i am old --
When I am old and drenched in worlds of sadness,
And wear a lacy cap upon my head;... [read poem]
the old sampler
Out of the way, in a corner
Of our dear old attic room,
Where bunches of herbs fro... [read poem]
are the children at home?
Each day when the glow of sunset
Fades in the western sky,
And the wee ones, tired... [read poem]
when a little farm i keep
When a little farm I keep,
I shall tend my kine and sheep,
And my pretty lambs shall fold... [read poem]
the blessed damozel
The blessed damozel lean'd out
From the gold bar of Heaven;
Her eyes were deeper than ... [read poem]
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