Henry Austin Dobson (18 January 1840 – 2 September 1921 / Plymouth)
Commonly known as Austin Dobson, was an English poet and essayist.
He was born at Plymouth, the eldest son of George Clarisse Dobson, a civil engineer, of French descent. When he was about eight, the family moved to Holyhead, and his first school was at Beaumaris in Anglesey. He was later educated at Coventry, and the Gymnase, Strasbourg. He returned at the age of sixteen with the intention of becoming a civil engineer. At the beginning of his career, he continued to study at the South Kensington School of Art, in his spare time, but without definite ambition. In December 1856 he entered the Board of Trade, gradually rising to the rank of principal in the ... more »
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- A Dead Letter
- A Familiar Epistle
- A Gage D’Amour
- A Garden Song
- A Kiss
- A Miltonic Exercise
- A Pepys' 'Diary'
- A Persian Apologue
- A Pleasant Invective Against Printing
- A Rondeau to Ethel
- A Song Of The Four Seasons
- A Song Of The Greenaway Child
- A Welcome From The 'Johnson Club'
- An Epistle To An Editor
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''Time goes, you say? Ah, no!Henry Austin Dobson (1840-1921), British poet, author. "The Paradox of Time," st. 1, Proverbs in Porcelain (1877).
Alas, Time stays, we go.''