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(British and Irish Poetry, Revised Edition)

Felicia Dorothea Hemans (HEHM-uhnz) translated works from Luis de Camões, Petrarch, Francisco Gómez de Quevedo y Villegas, and others in Translations from Camoens, and Other Poets, with Original Poetry (1818). Her verse drama, The Vespers of Palermo, failed in London, but fared better in Edinburgh, where it was supported by Sir Walter Scott and Joanna Baillie, and starred Sarah Siddons.