George Crabbe was an English poet and clergyman. In his early years he worked as a surgeon. As a young man, his close friend Edmund Burke helped him greatly in advancing his literary career and guiding his career in the church. Burke introduced him to the literary and artistic society of London, including Sir Joshua Reynolds and Samuel Johnson. Burke also secured Crabbe the important position of Chaplain to the Duke of Rutland. Crabbe served as a clergyman in various capacities for the rest of his life. Later, he developed friendships with many of the great literary men of his day, such as more »
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- The Borough. Letter XXII: Peter Grimes
- A Marriage Ring
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- The Borough. Letter I
- An English Peasant
- Tale XVII
- Late Wisdom
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''Worn with life's care, love yet was love.''George Crabbe (1754-1832), British poet. A Marriage Ring (l. 4). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) O...
''Our farmers round, well pleased with constant gain,George Crabbe (1754-1832), British poet, clergyman. repr. in Poetical Works, eds. A.J. and R.M. Carlyle (1908, rev.1924). Baptisms, pt. 1, l. 273-4, T...
Like other farmers, flourish and complain.''
''Here dull and hopeless he'd lie down and traceGeorge Crabbe (1754-1832), British poet. The Borough: Peter Grimes. . . Oxford Book of Narrative Verse, The. Iona Opie and Peter Opie, eds. (1983)...
How sidelong crabs had scrawled their crooked race;''
''With awe, around these silent walks I tread;George Crabbe (1754-1832), British clergyman, poet. repr. in Poetical Works, eds. A.J. and R.M. Carlyle (1908, rev.1924). The Library, l. 105-6 (1808)...
These are the lasting mansions of the dead.''
''What I behold are feverish fits of strife,George Crabbe (1754-1832), British poet. The Parish Register (l. 4). OAEL-1. Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermod...
'Twixt fears of dying and desire of life:''
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