Robert Southey (1774 - 1843 / Bristol / England)
Robert Southey was expelled from Westminster School for criticising the practice of flogging in the school magazine. This incident helped to fire his youthful revolutionary ideals, which found expression a few years later in his first long poem Joan of Arc (1796). He went to Balliol College, Oxford, but failed to gain a degree; his attention was taken up by a new friend, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and his ideas about 'pantisocracy', a scheme to set up a utopian community in America. Southey and Coleridge married two sisters, Edith and Sara Fricker. Though there was some ill-feeling over the abandonment of pantisocracy, the two men remained friends.
By this time Southey had resolved ... more »
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- A Ballad, Shewing How An Old Woman Rode ...
- After Blenheim
- Birth-Day Ode 01
- Birth-Day Ode 02
- Birth-Day Ode 03
- Botany Bay Eclogues 02 - Elinor
- Botany Bay Eclogues 03 - Humphrey And Wi...
- Botany Bay Eclogues 05 - Frederic
- Donica - A Ballad
- English Eclogues I - The Old Mansion-Hou...
- English Eclogues II - The Grandmother's ...
- English Eclogues III - The Funeral
- English Eclogues IV - The Sailor's Mothe...
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''They have whetted their teeth against the stones,Robert Southey (1774-1843), British poet, critic. God's Judgment on a Wicked Bishop (l. 73-76). . . Oxford Book of Narrative Verse, The. Iona Opie...
And now they pick the Bishop's bones;
They gnawed the flesh from every limb,
For they were sent to do judgement on him!''
''Then when he saw it could hold no more,Robert Southey (1774-1843), British poet, critic. God's Judgment on a Wicked Bishop (l. 17-20). . . Oxford Book of Narrative Verse, The. Iona Opie...
Bishop Hatto, he made fast the door;
And while for mercy on Christ they call,
He set fire to the barn and burnt them all.''
And everybody praised the DukeRobert Southey (1774-1843), British poet, critic. The Battle of Blenheim (l. 61-66). . . Oxford Book of Nineteenth-Century English Verse, The. Joh...
Who such a fight did win.
But what good came of it at last?
Quoth little Peterkin.
Why that I cannot tell, said he,
''When the rock was hid by the surges' swell,Robert Southey (1774-1843), British poet. The Inchcape Rock (l. 13-16). . . Oxford Book of Narrative Verse, The. Iona Opie and Peter Opie, eds. (1...
The mariners heard the warning bell,
And then they knew the perilous rock,
And bless'd the Abbot of Aberbrothok.''