an English poet, during his lifetime one of the most celebrated, although his fame has long since been eclipsed by his Romantic colleagues and friends Wordsworth, Coleridge and Byron. His recollections of these and other friends such as Charles James Fox are key sources for information about London artistic and literary life, with which he was intimate, and which he used his wealth to support. He made his money as a banker and was also a discriminating art collector.
His literary production remained slow. An Epistle to a Friend (the above-mentioned Conversation Sharp), published in 1798, describes Rogers's ideal of a happy life. This was followed by The Voyage of Columbus (1810), ... more »
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- Italy : 14. Venice
- A Wish
- To... On the Death of Her Sister
- Italy : 12. Italy
- An Italian Song
- Italy : 4. The Great St. Bernard
- From an Italian Sonnet
- Human Life
- A Character
- Italy : 11. Bergamo
- Italy : 13. Coll'Alto
- Italy : 15. Luigi
- Italy : 22. Ginevra
- Italy : 5. The Descent
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''Mine be a cot beside the hill;Samuel Rogers (1763-1855), British poet. A Wish (l. 1-4). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed....
A bee-hive's hum shall soothe my ear;
A willowy brook, that turns a mill,
With many a fall shall linger near.''
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