Francis William Bourdillon
Francis William Bourdillon was a British poet and translator.
Born in Runcorn, Cheshire, grew up at Woolbeding Rectory, near Midhurst, and deeply loved the area, and later built for himself and his family the house nearby, called 'Buddington'.
He was educated at Worcester College, Oxford. He acted as tutor to the sons of Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein. Later he did tutoring for the University of Eastbourne, and lived in Eastbourne,and near Midhurst, Sussex.
He is known mostly for his poetry, and in particular the single short poem The Night Has a Thousand Eyes. He in fact had many collections published, from Among The Flowers, ... more »
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- The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
- A Violinist
- Old And Young
- On the South Downs
- A Spring Evening
- The Debt Unpayable
- The Heart Cry
- All's Well
- Here and There
- Sonnet I
- The Acorn
- Only to Live
Quotationsmore quotations »
''The night has a thousand eyes,Francis William Bourdillon (1852-1921), British poet. The Night Has a Thousand Eyes (l. 1-4). . . Oxford Book of Short Poems, The. P. J. Kavanagh ...
And the day but one;
Yet the light of the bright world dies
With the dying sun.''
''the light of a whole life diesFrancis William Bourdillon (1852-1921), British poet. The Night Has a Thousand Eyes (l. 7-8). . . Oxford Book of Short Poems, The. P. J. Kavanagh ...
When love is gone.''
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