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May Probyn

May Probyn

English poet
The basics
Occupation Poet
Country England United Kingdom
AKA Juliana Mary Louisa Probyn
Date of birth
Date of death Mar 29, 1909
Authority VIAF id ISNI id Library of congress 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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