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(1885 - 1936 / Norwich, England)

Gerald Gould
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Gerald Gould (1885 – 1936) was an English writer, known as a journalist and reviewer, essayist and poet.

He was brought up in Norwich, and studied at University College, London and Magdalen College, Oxford. He had a position at University College from 1906, and was a Fellow of Merton College, Oxford from 1909 to 1916.

From 1914 he was an official in Masterman's Wellington House Propaganda Department, which may explain his failiure to produce much poetry concerned with the War. He also worked as a journalist on the Daily Herald as one of Lansbury's Lambs β€” the group of idealistic young men helping with it after George Lansbury purchased it in 1913, and which included ... more »

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  • ''For God's sake, if you sin, take pleasure in it,
    And do it for the pleasure.''
    Gerald Gould (1885-1936), British poet. Collected Poems, sonnet 21 (1929).
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