Jameson, Anna Brownell

Jameson, Anna Brownell (Murphy)

(jā`məsən), 1794–1860, English essayist, b. Dublin. The diary of her travels on the Continent as governess to a wealthy family was later published as The Diary of an Ennuyée (1826). Jameson's works—especially Shakespeare's Heroines (1932)—were popular in her day, but only Sacred and Legendary Art (1848–60; ed. by E. M. Hurll, 1896) had lasting currency.