Alice wrote an article on Dickens and his illustrators for Century Magazine in Feb 1884. Additional information. A very brief biog along with links to some of her essays can be found. A more comprehensive account of Meynell's life can be found.
British essayist and poet Alice Meynell was born to educated parents in 1847. She and her sister, a painter, spent their bohemian childhood partly in Italy. Meynell published Preludes (1875), her first book of poems, under her maiden name, Thompson. A convert to Roman Catholicism, Meynell and her husband, Wilfrid Meynell, edited the Weekly Register, a Catholic paper, and founded the magazine.