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May Probyn

May Probyn

English poet
The basics
Occupations Poet
Countries England United Kingdom
A.K.A. Juliana Mary Louisa Probyn
Gender female
Birth April 12, 1856
Death March 29, 1909
Authority ISNI id Library of congress id VIAF id
The details

Juliana Mary Louisa Probyn, known as May Probyn (12 April 1856 – 29 March 1909) was an English poet, one of a group of lively and somewhat political British fin de siècle poets. She published a novel in 1878, and became a Catholic convert in the following decade.

Thomas Westwood the fishing writer was a friend. Probyn is buried in the Roman Catholic cemetery at Mortlake.


  • Once! Twice! Thrice! and Away! A Novel. (1878).
  • Robert Tresilian. A Story (1880)
  • Who Killed Cock Robin? (1880)
  • Poems (1881)
  • A Ballad of the Road, and Other Poems (1883.)

Her poem "Is it nothing to you" is in the Oxford Book of English Verse.

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