Cornhill Magazine,  3 (1861), 736–37.

Little Mattie

Elizabeth Barrett Browning




Spiritualism, Eschatology

    A recently deceased thirteen-year-old child considers her grieving mother with the 'Grand contempt / Of the spirits risen awhile, / Who look back with such a smile'. The 'dear child we used to scold' now 'Rise[s] up suddenly full-grown'. (737)

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