Frederick Wiliam Henry Myers

(1843-1901 / England)

Frederick Wiliam Henry Myers
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Frederic William Henry Myers was a poet, classicist, philologist, and a founder of the Society for Psychical Research.

Early life

Frederic William Henry Myers was the son of Rev. Frederic Myers and Susan Myers (born Susan Harriet). He was a brother of poet Enest Myers (1844-1921) and of Dr. Arthur Thomas Myers (1851-1894). His maternal grandfather was the industrialist John Marshall (1765-1845).

Myers was educated at Cheltenham College and at Trinity College, Cambridge where he received a B.A. in 1865, and university prizes, including the Bell, Craven, Camden and Chancellor's Medal: however he was forced to resign the Camden medal for 1863 after accusations ... more »

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I Saw, I Saw The Lovely Child

I SAW, I saw the lovely child,
I watch'd her by the way,
I learnt her gestures sweet and wild,
Her loving eyes and gay.

Her name?—I heard not, nay, nor care; 5
Enough it was for me
To find her innocently fair
And delicately free.

Oh, cease and go ere dreams be done,
Nor trace the angel's birth, 10
Nor find the Paradisal one
A blossom of the earth!

Thus is it with our subtlest joys,—
How quick the soul's alarm!
How lightly deed or word destroys 15
That evanescent charm!

It ...

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