Sydney Thompson Dobell (1824-1874 / England)
Sydney Thompson Dobell (April 5, 1824 – August 22, 1874), English poet and critic, was born at Cranbrook, Kent.
His father was a wine merchant, his mother a daughter of Samuel Thompson (1766-1837), a London political reformer. The family moved to Cheltenham when Dobell was twelve years old. He was educated privately, and never attended either school or university. He refers to this in some lines on Cheltenham College in imitation of Chaucer, written in his eighteenth year. After a five years engagement he married, in 1844, Emily Fordham, a lady of good family. An acquaintance with Mr (subsequently Sir James) Stansfeld and with the Birmingham preacher-politician, George Dawson ... more »
Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.
- A Chanted Calendar
- A Health To The Queen
- A Hero's Grave
- A Musing On A Victory
- A Nupial Eve (excerpt)
- A Shower In War-Time
- A Statesman
- Afloat And Ashore
- An Autumn Mood
- An Evening Dream
- At The Grave Of A Spanish Friend
- Austrian Alliance
Comments about Sydney Thompson Dobell
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
celebrated on May 21st every year
Your Favorite Poets’ Favorite Books of Poetry
Daily Rituals of Famous Authors
Writers seem to be the most prone to unshakeable routines and elaborate superstitions.
Incredible Reading Rooms Around the World
Cozy, beautiful places to curl up with a good book...