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(1851 - 1877)

Arthur Clement Hilton
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Arthur Clement Hilton was born in 1851 and educated at Marlborough College and St. John's College, Cambridge, where he published in 1872 The Light Green, a collection of verse parodies.

After graduating from Wells Theological College in January 1873, Hilton was ordained deacon on March 1, 1874, became curate of St. Clement and St. Mary, Sandwich, and was ordained priest in 1875.

He took his M.A. at Cambridge in 1876 and died suddenly and unexpectedly April 3, 1877.It was not until 1902 that his collected works were published. more »

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  • ''Clinging close with the crush of the Python,
    When she maketh her murderous meal!''
    Arthur Clement Hilton (1851-1877), poet. Octopus (l. 27-28). . . Faber Book of Comic Verse, The. Michael Roberts and Janet Adam Smith, eds. (Rev. ...
  • ''Is thy home European or Asian,
    O mystical monster marine?''
    Arthur Clement Hilton (1851-1877), poet. Octopus (l. 5-6). . . Faber Book of Comic Verse, The. Michael Roberts and Janet Adam Smith, eds. (Rev. ed...
  • ''Art thou innocent, art thou immoral,''
    Arthur Clement Hilton (1851-1877), poet. Octopus (l. 15-16). . . Faber Book of Comic Verse, The. Michael Roberts and Janet Adam Smith, eds. (Rev. ...
  • ''Strange beauty, eight-limbed and eight-handed
    Whence camest to dazzle our eyes?''
    Arthur Clement Hilton (1851-1877), poet. Octopus (l. 1-2). . . Faber Book of Comic Verse, The. Michael Roberts and Janet Adam Smith, eds. (Rev. ed...
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