Mary Robinson Poems

Mary Robinson was an English actress, poet, and novelist. She worked as a teacher and was regarded as a celebrity. She was sometimes known as “the English Sappho.” Throughout her life, she sought to separate herself from her celebrity and notoriety through her writing.

The Negro Girl

by Mary Robinson

‘The Negro Girl’ is written by a celebrity poet of England, Mary Darby Robinson. This poem presents a lyrical story of a negro girl, Zelma, and her lover Draco, held captive for selling him as a slave.

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