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(1834-1896) English poet

William Morris

(1834-1896) English poet

"Pindar, though the contemporary of Simonides, was considerably his junior. He was born either at, or in the neighborhood of Thebes in Baeotia, about the year 522 B.C. Later writers tell us that his future glory as a poet was miraculously foreshadowed by a swarm of bees which rested upon his lips when he was asleep, and that this miracle first led him to compose poetry. He commenced his profesional career at an early age, and soon acquired so great a reputation, that he was employed by various states and princes of the Hellenic race to compose choral songs." — Smith, 1882

Bust of Pindar

"Pindar, though the contemporary of Simonides, was considerably his junior. He was born either at, or…

"Edgar Allan Poe, the son of a Baltimore gentleman and an actress, Elizabeth Arnold, was born in Boston, January 19, 1809. He was left an orphan when three years old, and was adopted by a wealthy merchant in Richmond, Virginia, who gave him his own name for a middle name. Poe was well educated by his foster father and sent to the University of Virginia, but he was an ungovernable, wayward youth, keenly intellectual, brilliant, and restless. He ran into debt, enlisted in the army under an assumed name, published a small volume of poems, was for a while at West Point, and finally, thrown on his own resources, became editor of one magazine after another, married a mere girl, and came under the strong sane influence of her mother. He died finally in poverty and degradation, October 8, 1849, but he had written poems and tales which the world will not let die."—Scudder, 1897

Edgar Allan Poe

"Edgar Allan Poe, the son of a Baltimore gentleman and an actress, Elizabeth Arnold, was born in Boston,…

Edward Bouverie Pusey (22 August 1800 – 16 September 1882), was an English churchman and Regius Professor of Hebrew at Christ Church, Oxford. He was one of the leaders of the Oxford Movement.

Rev. Edward Bouverie Pusey

Edward Bouverie Pusey (22 August 1800 – 16 September 1882), was an English churchman and Regius…

An eminent French dramatic poet; born in La Ferte Milon, France, Dec. 22, 1639, and was educated at Port Royal.

Jean Racine

An eminent French dramatic poet; born in La Ferte Milon, France, Dec. 22, 1639, and was educated at…

Sir Walter Raleigh or Ralegh (c. 1552 – 29 October 1618), was a famed English writer, poet, soldier, courtier and explorer. Raleigh was born to a Protestant family in Devon, the son of Walter Raleigh and Catherine Champernowne.

Sir Walter Raleigh

Sir Walter Raleigh or Ralegh (c. 1552 – 29 October 1618), was a famed English writer, poet, soldier,…

A Scottish poet, born at Leadhills, Lanarkshire to John Ramsay, superintendent of Lord Hopetoun's lead-mines and his wife, Alice Bower, a native to Derbyshire.

Allan Ramsay

A Scottish poet, born at Leadhills, Lanarkshire to John Ramsay, superintendent of Lord Hopetoun's lead-mines…

(1853- ) American author known as the Hoosier poet

J. Whitcomb Riley

(1853- ) American author known as the Hoosier poet

An English poet, bown in Newington Green, London, July 30, 1763. His wealth, liberality, and social qualities gave his produtions a great vogue.

Samuel Rogers

An English poet, bown in Newington Green, London, July 30, 1763. His wealth, liberality, and social…

A German poet; born in Bernau, Germany, April 22, 1542. His great work is the remarkable heroic comic and didactic poem entitles "Froschmeuseler, the Grand Court of the Frogs and Mice."

Georg Rollenhagen

A German poet; born in Bernau, Germany, April 22, 1542. His great work is the remarkable heroic comic…

A famous English poet, painter, and translator.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

A famous English poet, painter, and translator.

A poet and novelist. (1771-1832)

Sir Walter Scott

A poet and novelist. (1771-1832)

(1564-1616) World's greatest poet and dramatist

William Shakespeare

(1564-1616) World's greatest poet and dramatist

English poet

Spenser

English poet

(1819-1895) American sculptor and poet

William Wetmore Story

(1819-1895) American sculptor and poet

(1837- ) English poet

Algernon C. Swinburne

(1837- ) English poet

Bayard Taylor (James) (January 11, 1825 &ndash; December 19, 1878) was an American poet, literary critic, translator, and travel author. In 1844-46 he made a tour on foot in Europe, of which he published (1846) an account in <em>Views Afoot</em>. In 1847 he went to New York and wrote for the <em>Literary World</em> and published <em>Rhymes of Travel</em>.

Bayard Taylor

Bayard Taylor (James) (January 11, 1825 – December 19, 1878) was an American poet, literary critic,…

Jeremy Taylor (1613 &ndash; 13 August 1667) was a clergyman in the Church of England who achieved fame as an author during The Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell. He is sometimes known as the "Shakespeare of Divines" for his poetic style of expression and was often presented as a model of prose writing. He was under the patronage of William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury. He went on to become chaplain in ordinary to King Charles I as a result of Laud's sponsorship. This made him politically suspect when Laud was tried for treason and executed in 1645 by the Puritan Parliament during the English Civil War. After the Parliamentary victory over the King, he was briefly imprisoned several times.

Bishop Jeremy Taylor

Jeremy Taylor (1613 – 13 August 1667) was a clergyman in the Church of England who achieved fame…

Famous poet who wrote <em>The Lady of Shalott</em>.

Alfred Tennyson

Famous poet who wrote The Lady of Shalott.

A portrait of Alfred Tennyson. Tennyson is known as one of the most popular English Poets of the 19th century. (1809-1892)

Alfred Tennyson

A portrait of Alfred Tennyson. Tennyson is known as one of the most popular English Poets of the 19th…

"The fame of Theocritus, the prince of bucolic poetry, depends on his faithful pictures of natural scenery and the common Sicilian people. He is generally considered the only poet of the Alexandrean epoch whose works can rank with the brilliant Grecian songs of earlier days." &mdash; The Delphian Society, 1913

Theocritus

"The fame of Theocritus, the prince of bucolic poetry, depends on his faithful pictures of natural scenery…

Thomas Gray was a prominent English poet.  Stoke-Pogis Church, which is illustrated, was the subject of Gray's poem "Elegy."

Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray was a prominent English poet. Stoke-Pogis Church, which is illustrated, was the subject…

(1b. 1850) Bulgarian author.

Ivan Vazoff

(1b. 1850) Bulgarian author.

(1844-1896) French poet

Paul Verlaine

(1844-1896) French poet

(1813-1880) American poet

Jones Very

(1813-1880) American poet

(1431-c. 1484) French poet

Francois Villon

(1431-c. 1484) French poet

(70 -19 B.C.) Latin Poet. Wrote many works, most famously the Aeneid

Virgil

(70 -19 B.C.) Latin Poet. Wrote many works, most famously the Aeneid

(1694-1778) French poet, historian, and philosopher

Voltaire (Francois Marie Abouet)

(1694-1778) French poet, historian, and philosopher

(1694-1778) French poet, historian, and philosopher

Voltaire (Francois Marie Abouet)

(1694-1778) French poet, historian, and philosopher

(1587-1679) Dutch dramatic poet

Joost van den Vondel

(1587-1679) Dutch dramatic poet

(b. 1858) English poet

William Watson

(b. 1858) English poet

(1819-1892) American poet. Author of <I>Leaves of Grass.</em>

Walt Whitman

(1819-1892) American poet. Author of Leaves of Grass.

(1819-1892) American poet. Author of <I>Leaves of Grass.</em>

Walt Whitman

(1819-1892) American poet. Author of Leaves of Grass.

An American poet, famous for <em>Leaves of Grass</em>.

Walt Whitman

An American poet, famous for Leaves of Grass.

A famous poet.

William Wordsworth

A famous poet.