Henry and Emma

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Henry and Emma is a 1709 poem by Matthew Prior. According to the poem's subtitle, it is based on "The Nut-Brown Maid". It is said to have been written at Wittenham Clumps.

Henry and Emma is perhaps best known for being alluded to in Jane Austen's 1817 novel Persuasion, in which reference is made to "emulating the feelings of an Emma to her Henry".[1]

The poem has been credited with the popularity of the name Emma.[2]


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