Of English Verse
Oxford University Press
Amen House, E C 4
London Edinburgh Glasgow New York
Toronto Melbourne Capetown Bombay
Publisher to the
Of English Verse
Chosen and Edited by
Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
Oxford University Press
FIRST PUBLISHED 1900
REPRINTED 1901, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908
1910, 1911, 1913, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1921
1925, 1927, 1930
NEW EDITION 1939
PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
FELLOWS AND SCHOLARS
TRINITY COLLEGE, OXFORD
A HOUSE OF LEARNING
ANCIENT LIBERAL HUMANE
AND MY MOST KINDLY NURSE
PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION
FOR this Anthology I have tried to range over the whole field of English Verse from the beginning, or from the Thirteenth Century to this closing year of the Nineteenth, and to choose the best. Nor have I sought in these Islands only, but wheresoever the Muse has followed the tongue which among living tongues she most delights to honour. To bring home and render so great a spoil compendiously has been my capital difficulty. It is for the reader to judge if I have so managed it as to serve those who already love poetry and to implant that love in some young minds not yet initiated.
My scheme is simple. I have arranged the poets as nearly as possible in order of birth, with such groupings of anonymous pieces as seemed convenient. For convenience, too, as well as to avoid a dispute-royal, I have gathered the most of the Ballads into the middle of the Seventeenth Century; where they fill a languid interval between two winds of inspiration—the Italian dying down with Milton and the French following at the heels of the restored Royalists. For convenience, again, I have set myself certain rules of spelling. In the very earliest poems inflection and spelling are structural, and to modernize is to destroy. But as old inflections fade into modern the old spelling becomes less and less vital, and has been brought (not, I hope, too abruptly) into line with that sanctioned by use and familiar. To do this seemed wiser than to discourage many readers for the sake of diverting others by a scent of antiquity which—to be essential—should breathe of something rarer than an odd arrangement of type. But there are scholars whom I cannot expect to agree with me; and to conciliate them I have excepted Spenser and Milton from the rule.
Glosses of archaic and otherwise difficult words are given at the foot of the page: but the text has not been disfigured with reference-marks. And rather than make the book unwieldy I have eschewed notes—reluctantly when some obscure passage or allusion seemed to ask for a timely word; with more equanimity when the temptation was to criticize or 'appreciate'. For the function of the anthologist includes criticizing in silence.
Care has been taken with the texts. But I have sometimes thought it consistent with the aim of the book to prefer the more beautiful to the better attested reading. I have often excised weak or superfluous stanzas when sure that excision would improve; and have not hesitated to extract a few stanzas from a long poem when persuaded that they could stand alone as a lyric. The apology for such experiments can only lie in their success: but the risk is one which, in my judgement, the anthologist ought to take. A few small corrections have been made, but only when they were quite obvious.
The numbers chosen are either lyrical or epigrammatic. Indeed I am mistaken if a single epigram included fails to preserve at least some faint thrill of the emotion through which it had to pass before the Muse's lips let it fall, with however exquisite deliberation. But the lyrical spirit is volatile and notoriously hard to bind with definitions; and seems to grow wilder with the years. With the anthologist—as with the fisherman who knows the fish at the end of his sea-line—the gift, if he have it, comes by sense, improved by practice. The definition, if he be clever enough to frame one, comes by after-thought. I don't know that it helps, and am sure that it may easily mislead.
Having set my heart on choosing the best, I resolved not to be dissuaded by common objections against anthologies—that they repeat one another until the proverb δὶς ἢ τρὶς τὰ καλά loses all application—or perturbed if my judgement should often agree with that of good critics. The best is the best, though a hundred judges have declared it so; nor had it been any feat to search out and insert the second-rate merely because it happened to be recondite. To be sure, a man must come to such a task as mine haunted by his youth and the favourites he loved in days when he had much enthusiasm but little reading.
A deeper import
Lurks in the legend told my infant years
Than lies upon that truth we live to learn.
Few of my contemporaries can erase—or would wish to erase—the dye their minds took from the late Mr. Palgrave’s Golden Treasury: and he who has returned to it again and again with an affection born of companionship on many journeys must remember not only what the Golden Treasury includes, but the moment when this or that poem appealed to him, and even how it lies on the page. To Mr. Bullen’s Lyrics from the Elizabethan Song Books and his other treasuries I own a more advised debt. Nor am I free of obligation to anthologies even more recent—to Archbishop Trench’s Household Book of Poetry, Mr. Locker-Lampson’s Lyra Elegantiarum, Mr. Miles’ Poets and Poetry of the Century, Mr. Beeching’s Paradise of English Poetry, Mr. Henley’s English Lyrics, Mrs. Sharp’s Lyra Celtica, Mr. Yeats’ Book of Irish Verse, and Mr. Churton Collins’ Treasury of Minor British Poetry: though my rule has been to consult these after making my own choice. Yet I can claim that the help derived from them—though gratefully owned—bears but a trifling proportion to the labour, special and desultory, which has gone to the making of my book.
For the anthologist’s is not quite the dilettante business for which it is too often and ignorantly derided. I say this, and immediately repent; since my wish is that the reader should in his own pleasure quite forget the editor’s labour, which too has been pleasant: that, standing aside, I may believe this book has made the Muses’ access easier when, in the right hour, they come to him to uplift or to console—
ἄκλητος μὲν ἔγωγε μένοιμί κεν· ἐς δὲ καλεύντων
Θαρσήσας Μοίσαισι σὺν ἁμετέραισιν ἱκοίμαν.
PREFACE TO NEW EDITION
BY favour of the Public, The Oxford Book of English Verse has held its own in request for close upon forty years. The editor would stand convicted of dullness indeed if in these years he had not learnt, revising his judgement, to regret some inclusions and omissions; of indolence, moreover, the industry of scholars having rescued to light meanwhile many gems long hidden away in libraries, miscellanies, even scrap-books. In this new edition, therefore, I have risked repairing the old structure with a stone here, a tile there, and hope to have left it as weather-proof as when it as first built.
I have added a hundred-odd pages, and close upon Armistice Day 1918, admitting a few later numbers by poets who, whether consciously or not, had indicated before that date the trend of their genius. I shrank, of course, from making the book unwieldy; but in fact also I felt my judgement insecure amid post-War poetry. Although I cannot dispute against Time, this is not to admit a charge of crabbed age: since it has been my good fortune to spend the most part of these later years with the young and to share—even in some measure to encourage—their zest for experiment. The Muses’ house has many mansions: their hospitality has outlived many policies of State, more than a few religions, countless heresies—tamen usque recurret Apollo—and it were profane to misdoubt the Nine as having forsaken these so long favoured islands. Of experiment I still hold myself fairly competent to judge. But, writing in 1939, I am at a loss what to do with a fashion of morose disparagement; of sneering at things long by catholic consent accounted beautiful; of scorning at ‘Man’s unconquerable mind’ and hanging up (without benefit of laundry) our common humanity as a rag on a clothes-line. Be it allowed that these present times are dark. Yet what are our poets of use—what are they for—if they cannot hearten the crew with auspices of daylight? In a time no less perilous Wordsworth could write
In our halls is hung
Armoury of the invincible knights of old.
—‘armoury’, not museum-pieces, still less tear-bottles. ‘Agincourt, Agincourt, know ye not Agincourt?’.
The reader, turning the pages of this book, will find this note of valiancy—of the old Roman ‘virtue’ mated with cheerfulness—dominant throughout, if in many curious moods. He may trace it back, if he care, far behind Chaucer to the rudest beginnings of English Song. It is indigenous, proper to our native spirit, and it will endure.
GRATEFUL acknowledgement is here made for permission given during their lifetime to include poems by the following authors now deceased H. C. Beeching (for two poems of his own and for his redaction of Quia Amore Langueo); A. C. Benson; Robert Bridges; John Davidson, Aubrey de Vere; Austin Dobson; Sir Edmund Gosse, Bret Harte, W. E. Henley, Katharine Tynan Hinkson; W. D. Howells, Andrew Lang; George Meredith; Alice Meynell, Sir Henry Newbolt; Sir Gilbert Parker; T. W. Rolleston; G. W. Russell ('Æ'), Mrs. Clement Shorter (Dora Sigerson), A. C. Swinburne; Francis Thompson; Sir William Watson, W. B. Yeats.
My thanks are also due to publishers and others for kind permission to include copyright poems by the following:
- Lascelles Abercrombie. Messrs. John Lane the Bodley Head, Ltd.
- William Allingham: the late Mrs. Allingham.
- William Barnes: the executors.
- Hilaire Belloc: Mr. Belloc and Messrs. Gerald Duckworth & Co., Ltd.
- Laurence Binyon: Mr. Binyon.
- Edmund Blunden: Mr. Blunden.
- Wilfrid Scawen Blunt: Sir Sydney Cockerell.
- Gordon Bottomley: Mr. Bottomley.
- F. W. Bourdillon: the executors.
- Robert Bridges: The Clarendon Press.
- Rupert Brooke (from Poems): the author's representatives; Messrs. Sidgwick & Jackson; Messrs. Dodd, Mead & Co., New York ; Messrs. McClelland & Stewart, Toronto.
- T. E. Brown (from Collected Poems of T. E. Brown): the author's representatives; Messrs. Macmillan & Co., Ltd.; The Macmillan Co., New York.
- Bliss Carman: the executors.
- Mrs. Browning: the proprietors of Mr. and Mrs. Browning's copyrights and Messrs. Smith, Elder & Co., Ltd.
- J. A. Chapman: Mr. Chapman.
- G. K. Chesterton. Miss Collins, Messrs. Methuen & Co., Ltd., and Messrs. Dodd, Mead & Co., New York (for 'The Rolling English Road'); Messrs. J. M. Dent & Co., Ltd. (for 'The Donkey').
- Mary Coleridge (from Poems): Sir Francis Newbolt and the executors of the late Sir Henry Newbolt; Messrs. Elkin Mathews.
- Padraic Colum: Mr. Colum; The Macmillan Co., New York.
- W. H. Davies. Mr. Davies; Messrs. Jonathan Cape, Ltd,; Oxford University Press, New York.
- Walter de la Mare: Mr. De La Mare.
- Lord Alfred Douglas (from Sonnets): Lord Alfred Douglas and Messrs. Rich & Cowan, Ltd.
- Ernest Dowson: Messrs. John Lane the Bodley Head, Ltd.
- Mary Duclaux (Darmesteter). the author.
- George du Maurier: Lady du Maurier.
- Sir Samuel Ferguson: the late Lady Ferguson.
- Edward FitzGerald: the late William Aldis Wright and Messrs. Macmillan & Co., Ltd.
- James Elroy Flecker: Messrs. Martin Seeker & Warburg, Ltd.
- Norman Gale: Mr. Gale.
- Oliver St. John Gogarty: Mr. Gogarty.
- Julian Grenfell: Lord and Lady Desborough.
- Thomas Hardy: the executrix; Messrs. Macmillan & Co., Ltd.; The Macmillan Co., New York.
- Ralph Hodgson: Mr. Hodgson; Messrs. Macmillan & Co., Ltd.; The Macmillan Co., New York.
- G. M. Hopkins the Oxford University Press.
- Lord Houghton. the Marquis of Crewe.
- A. E. Housman (from Last Poems and A Shropshire Lad): the literary executors, Messrs. Henry Holt, Inc., New York.
- Dr. Douglas Hyde: Dr. Hyde.
- Selwyn Image: the executors.
- Jean Ingelow: Messrs. Longmans, Green & Co., Ltd.
- Lionel Johnson. Messrs. Elkin Mathews & Marrot, Ltd.
- James Joyce (from Collected Poems): Mr. Joyce; Messrs. Faber & Faber, Ltd.; The Viking Press, New York.
- Rudyard Kipling (from Rewards and Fairies): Mrs. Kipling; Messrs. Macmillan & Co., Ltd.; Messrs. Doubleday Doran & Co.; The Macmillan Co. of Canada, Ltd.
- Hon. Emily Lawless: Hon. Kathleen Lawless.
- Richard Le Gallienne. Mr. Le Gallienne.
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- George Meredith: Messrs. Constable & Co., Ltd., and Messrs. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York.
- Thomas Sturge Moore: Mr. Moore.
- William Morris. Sir Sydney Cockerell.
- Sir Henry Newbolt (from Poems New and Old): Sir Francis Newbolt and the executors of the late Sir Henry Newbolt.
- Alfred Noyes: Mr. Noyes.
- Arthur O'Shaughnessy. Messrs. Chatto & Windus, Ltd.
- Wilfrid Owen: Mrs. Owen; Messrs. Chatto & Windus, Ltd.; The Viking Press, New York.
- H. E. Palmer: Mr. Palmer.
- Eden Phillpotts: Mr. Phillpotts.
- Stephen Phillips. Messrs. John Lane the Bodley Head, Ltd.
- William Philpot: the executor.
- W. B. Rands Messrs. John Lane the Bodley Head, Ltd.
- Ernest Rhys Mr. Rhys.
- Christina Rossetti. Messrs. Macmillan & Co., Ltd.
- John Ruskin: Mr. George Allen.
- George William Russell ('Æ') Messrs. Macmillan & Co., Ltd., The Macmillan Co., New York.
- Siegfried Sassoon. Mr. Sassoon ; Messrs. Wm. Heinemann, Ltd.
- W. B. Scott: the executors.
- Walter C. Smith: Messrs. Jackson, Son, & Co., Ltd., Glasgow.
- Charles Sorley. Mrs. Sorley, Cambridge University Press.
- James Stephens. Mr. Stephens, Messrs. Macmillan & Co., Ltd.; The Macmillan Co., New York.
- R. L. Stevenson: the executors; Messrs. Chatto & Windus, Ltd.; Messrs. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York.
- A. C. Swinburne Messrs. Wm. Heinemann, Ltd.
- Frederick Tennyson. the executors.
- Lord Tennyson (from Works of Alfred Tennyson) the author's representative; Messrs. Macmillan Co., Ltd , The Macmillan Co., New York.
- Edward Thomas (from Collected Poems of Edward Thomas) . Mrs. Edward Thomas and Messrs. Faber & Faber, Ltd.
- Francis Thompson. Mr. Wilfrid Meynell.
- James Thomson, the late Bertram Dobell.
- F. Herbert Trench. Messrs. Jonathan Cape, Ltd.
- Thomas Traherne: the late Bertram Dobell.
- C. T. Turner Sir Franklyn Lushington.
- Charles Williams: Mr. Williams and the Oxford Univ. Press.
- Mrs. Woods: Mrs. Woods.
- W. B. Yeats (from Collected Poems) Messrs. Macmillan & Co., Ltd.
|1–10.||Anonymous. XIII–XIV Century||1–13|
|11.||Robert Mannyng of Brunne. b. 1288, d. 1338||13|
|12.||William Langland. b ?1332, d. ?1400||13–14|
|19.||King James I of Scotland, b. 1394, d. 1437||19|
|47–49.||Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey b. 1516, d. 1547||70–72|
|56.||Alexander Montgomerie, b ?1540, d. ?1610||80–82|
|106.||Fulke Gieville, Lord Brooke, b. 1554, d. 1628||145|
|107–110.||Thomas Lodge. b. ?1556, d. 1625||146–149|
|111–113.||George Peele. b. ?1558, d. 1597||150–151 |
|421-422.||Sir Charles Sedley. b. 1639, d 1701||488-490|
|423.||Aphra Behn. b. 1640, d. 1689||490|
|424-427.||John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester. b 1647, d. 1680||490-493|
|428-429.||John Sheffield, Duke of Buckinghamshire b. 1648, d 1721||494-495|
|430.||Thomas Otway. b. 1652, d. 1685||495|
|431.||John Oldham. b 1653, d 1683||496|
|432-439.||Matthew Prior b. 1664, d 1721||496-505|
|440.||William Walsh. b 1663, d 1708||506|
|441.||Lady Grisel Baillie. b 1665, d 1746||506-508|
|442-443||William Congreve. b. 1670, d 1729||508-509|
|444.||Joseph Addison b. 1672, d 1719||509-510|
|445-446||Isaac Watts. b 1674, d 1748||510-513|
|447.||Thomas Parnell. b 1679, d. 1718||513-514|
|448.||Allan Ramsay. b 1686, d. 1758||514-515|
|449||William Oldys b 1687, d 1761||515-516|
|450||John Gay. b 1685, d 1732||516|
|451-453.||Alexander Pope. b. 1688, d. 1744||517-520|
|455-456.||Henry Carey. b. ?1693, d. 1743||521-524|
|457.||William Broome. b 1689, d 1745||524|
|458.||James Thomson b. 1700, d 1748||524-525|
|459.||Charles Wesley b 1707, d 1788||525-526|
|460-461.||Samuel Johnson b 1709, d. 1784||527-529|
|462.||Richard Jago. b 1715, d. 1781||529|
|464.||William Shenstone. b. 1714, d 1763||530-531|
|465-468.||Thomas Gray. b 1716, d. 1771||531-543|
|469-472.||William Collins. b. 1721, d. 1759||543-548|
|473-475.||Mark Akenside. b. 1721, d 1770||548-552|
|476.||Thomas Osbert Mordaunt. b. 1730, d 1809||552|
|477.||John Scott of Amwell. b 1730, d. 1783||553|
|478||Tobias George Smollett. b. 1721, d. 1771||553-554|
|479.||Christopher Smart. b. 1722, d. 1770||554-557|
|480.||Jane Elliot. b 1727, d 1805||558|
|481-482.||Oliver Goldsmith. b. 1728, d. 1774||559 CONTENTS
483. Robert Cunninghame-Graham of Gartmore. b. 1735, d. 1797 484-485. William Cowper. b. 1731, d. 1800 486. James Beattie. b 1735, d. 1803 487. Isobel Pagan. b. 1740, d. 1821 488. Anna Lætitia Barbauld. b. 1743, d. 1825 489. Fanny Greville. 18th century 490. Michael Bruce. b. 1740, d. 1767 491. Lady Anne Lindsay b 1750, d. 1825 492. Sir William Jones. b 1746, d. 1794 493. Thomas Chatterton. b 1752, d. 1770 494-496. George Crabbe. b. 1754, d. 1832 497-506. William Blake. b. 1757, d. 1827 507-520. Robert Burns. b 1759, d. 1796 521-522. Henry Rowe. b 1754, d. 1819 523. William Lisle Bowles. b. 1762, d. 1850 524. Joanna Baillie. b. 1762, d. 1851. 525. Mary Lamb b. 1765, d. 1847 526. Carolina, Lady Nairne. b. 1766, d. 1845 527-528. James Hogg. b. 1770, d 1835 529-555. William Wordsworth. b. 1770, d 1850 556-561. Sir Walter Scott. b. 1771, d. 1832 562-568. Samuel Taylor Coleridge. b. 1772, d. 1834 569. Robert Southey. b. 1774, d. 1843 570-584. Walter Savage Landor. b. 1775, d. 1864 585. Joseph Blanco White. b 1775, d. 1841 586. Samuel Rogers. b. 1763, d. 1855 587-589. Charles Lamb. b. 1775, d 1834 590-591. Thomas Campbell. b 1774, d. 1844 592-594. Thomas Moore. b. 1779, d. 1852 595. Edward Thurlow, Lord Thurlow. b. 1781, d 1829 596. Ebenezer Elliott. b. 1781, d. 1849 597. Allan Cunningham. b. 1784, d. 1842 598-600. Leigh Hunt. b. 1784, d. 1859 601. John Kenyon. b. 1784, d. 1856 602-603 Thomas Love Peacock. b. 1785, d. 1866 604. Bryan Waller Procter. b. 1787, d. 1874
559-560 561-563 563 563-564 565-566 566 566-567 567-569 569 569-571 571-572 573-581 581-593 593-594 595 595-596 596 597-598 598-610 611-635 636-645 645-676 676-677 677-685 685 686 686-690 690-693 694-696 696-697 697-698 698 699-701 701-702 702-705 705 xxiii CONTENTS NUMBER 605-608. George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron. b. 1788, d. 1824 705-711 609. Sir Aubrey de Vere. b. 1788, d. 1846 711 610-611. Charles Wolfe. b. 1791, d. 1823 612-625. Percy Bysshe Shelley. b. 1792, d. 1822 John Keble. b. 1792, d. 1866 John Clare. b. 1793, d. 1864 Felicia Dorothea Hemans. b. 1793, d. 1835 John Gibson Lockhart. b. 1794, d. 1854 John Keats. b. 1795, d. 1821 William Cullen Bryant. b. 1794, d. 1878 Jeremiah Joseph Callanan. b. 1795, d. 1829 626. 627. 628. 629. 630-644. 645. 646. 647. William Sidney Walker. b. 1795, d. 1846 648-651. George Darley. b. 1795, d. 1846 652-654. Hartley Coleridge. b. 1796, d. 1849 655-662. Thomas Hood. b. 1798, d. 1845 663. 664. 665. 666. 667-669. 670. 681. 682. 683. 684. Anonymous William Thom. b. 1798, d. 1848 Sir Henry Taylor. b. 1800, d 1886 Thomas Babington Macaulay, Lord Macaulay. b. 1800, d. 1859 William Barnes. b 1801, d. 1886 Winthrop Mackworth Praed. b. 1802, xxiv d. 1839 Gerald Griffin. b. 1803, d. 1840 693. 694-697. Henry Wadsworth 1807, d. 1882 PAGE 712-714 714-733 734 735 735-736 736-737 737-760 761-763 788-791 671. 791-792 672-674. James Clarence Mangan. b. 1803, d. 1849 792-797 675-676. Thomas Lovell Beddoes. b. 1803, d. 1849 677-680. Ralph Waldo Emerson. b. 1803, d. 1882 Richard Henry Horne. b. 1803, d. 1884 Charles Whitehead. b. 1804, d. 1862 Robert Stephen Hawker. b. 1804, d. 1875 Francis Mahony. b. 1805, d. 1866 685-692. Elizabeth Barrett Browning. b. 1806, d. 1861 Frederick Tennyson. b. 1807, d. 1898 Longfellow. b. 764 764 765-768 768-769 769-780 780-781 781-783 783 784 784-787 797-799 799-805 805 806 806-807 807-809 810-816 816-817 817-822 CONTENTS NUMBER PAGE
698. John Greenleaf Whittier. b. 1807, d. 1892 822-823
699. Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton. b. 1808, d. 1876 823-824
700. Charles Tennyson Turner. b. 1808, d. 1879 824 701-703. Edgar Allan Poe. b. 1809, d. 1849 825-829 704-705. Edward FitzGerald. b. 1809, d 1883 830-834 706. Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton. b. 1809, d. 1885 834-836
707-719. Alfred Tennyson, Loid Tennyson. b. 1809, d. 1892 836-858 720-721. Sır Samuel Ferguson. b. 1810, d. 1886 858-860 722. Sir Francis Hastings Doyle. b. 1810, d. 1888 860-861 723–724. William Makepeace Thackeray. b. 1811, d. 1863 861-865 725-740. Robert Browning. b. 1812, d. 1889 865-885 741. William Bell Scott. b. 1812, d 1890 885-890 742. Aubrey de Vere. b. 1814, d 1902 891 743. George Fox. b. 1815, d. (?) 892 744-747. Emily Bronte. b. 1818, d. 1848 893-896 748. Charles Kingsley. b. 1819, d 1875 896 749-750. Arthur Hugh Clough. b. 1819, d. 1861 896-898 751-752. Walt Whitman. b. 1819, d. 1892 898-900
753. John Ruskin b. 1819, d. 1900 900 754. Ebenezer Jones. b. 1820, d 1860 900-901 755. Anonymous 901 756-764. Matthew Arnold. b. 1822, d. 1888 902-930 765. William Brighty Rands. b. 1823, d. 1880 930-931 766. William Philpot. b. 1823, d. 1889 931-932 767-768 William (Johnson) Cory. b 1823, d. 1892 933-934 769-773. Coventry Patmore. b. 1823, d 1896 934-938 774-775. Sydney Dobell. b. 1824, d 1874· 939-941 776. William Allingham. b 1824, d. 1889 942-944 777. George Macdonald. b 1824, d. 1905 944 778. Walter Chalmers Smith. b. 1824, d.1908 944-946 779-782. Dante Gabriel Rossetti. b. 1828, d. 1882 946-952 783-787. George Meredith. b. 1828, d. 1909 953-961 CONTENTS
789-796. Christina Georgma Rossetti. b. 1830,
798-800. Thomas Edward Brown, b. 1830, d.
801. Richaid Watson Dixon. b. 1833, d.
805. George Louis Palmella Busson Du
810-811. John Leicester Warren, Lord de Tab- 812815. Algernon Charles Swinburne, b. 1837,
817. William Dean Howells. b. 1837, d.
823-826. Wilfrid Scawen Blunt b. 1840, d 831 Henry Claience Kendall b. 1841, d.
832833. Arthur William Edgar O'Shaughnessy.
834-837. Geraid Manley Hopkins, b. 1844, d
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863. Francis William Bourdillon. b. 1852,
866. Thomas William Rolleston. b. 1857, 875-876. Henry Chailes Beechmg. b. 1859, d. 877-879. Alfred Edward Housman. b. 1860, d. 882-886. Mary Elizabeth Coleridge, b. 1861,
893. Katharine Tynan Hinkson. b. 1861,
894. Arthur Christopher Benson, b. 1862, 910-912. George William Russell ('&'). b.
|915–918.||Laurence Binyon. b. 1869||1087–1091|
|919–921.||Lord Alfred Douglas. b. 1870||1091–1092|
|922–923.||Thomas Sturge Moore. b. 1870||1093–1098|
|924–925.||Hilaire Belloc. b. 1870||1099–1098|
|926–928.||William Henry Dawes. b. 1871||1099–1100|
|929.||John Swinnerton Phillimore. b. 1873, d. 1926||1102–1104|
|930–931.||Gilbert Keith Chesterton. b. 1872, d. 1936||1104–1102|
|932.||Ralph Hodgson. b. 1872||1106|
|933–935.||Walter de la Mare. b. 1873||1106–1109|
|936.||Gordon Bottomley. b. 1874||1109–1110|
|937.||John Alexander Chapman. b. 1875||1110–1111|
|938–940.||John Masefield. b. 1876||1111–1115|
|941–942.||Oliver St. John Gogarty. b. 1878||1116–1117|
|943.||Wilfrid Thorley. b 1878||1118|
|944–945.||Edward Thomas. b. 1878, d. 1917||1119–1120|
|946.||Alfred Noyes. b. 1880||1120–1122|
|947–948.||Herbert Edward Palmer. b. 1880||1122–1124|
|949.||Lascelles Abercrombie. b. 1881, d. 1938||1124–1125|
|950.||Padraic Colum. b. 1881||1126|
|951.||James Joyce. b. 1882||1127|
|952–953.||James Stephens. b. 1882||1127–1129|
|954–955.||James Elroy Flecker. b. 1884, d. 1919||1129–1130|
|956–957.||Charles Williams. b. 1886||1130–1133|
|958–959.||Siegfried Sassoon b. 1886||1133–1134|
|960–961.||Rupert Brooke. b. 1887, d. 1915||1134–1135|
|962.||Julian Grenfell. b. 1888, d. 1915||1135–1137|
|963.||Wilfrid Owen. b. 1893, d. 1918||1137|
|964.||Charles Hamilton Sorley. b. 1895, d. 1915||1137–1138|
|965.||Edmund Blunden. b. 1896||1138–1140|
|966.||Richard Doddridge Blackmore. b. 1825, d. 1909||1141|
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