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Alice Meynell

English publisher, editor, writer, poet, activist
Alice Meynell, 1912

Alice Christiana Gertrude Thompson Meynell (22 September 184727 November 1922) was an English writer, editor, critic, and suffragist, now remembered mainly as a poet.


  • I came from nothing, but from where
    Come these undying thoughts I bear?
    • Opening words to 'The Modern Poet' from Poems (John Lane, 1903).
  • She walks—the lady of my delight—
    A shepherdess of sheep.
    Her flocks are thoughts. She keeps them white;
    She keeps them from the steep

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