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Christina Rossetti

Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894) was an English poet and the sister of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Their father, Gabriele Rossetti, was a political asylum-seeker from Naples, and their mother, Frances Polidori, was the sister of Lord Byron's friend and physician, John William Polidori.

Born in London and educated privately, she suffered ill-health in her youth, but was already writing poetry in her teens. Her engagement to a painter, James Collinson, was broken off because of religious differences. She produced her first published verse under the pseudonym, Ellen Alleyne. Many of her poems were aimed at children.



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