Arthur Clement Hilton
Arthur Clement Hilton Poems
- Octopus By Algernon Charles Sin-Burn Strange beauty, ...
- Mathematics I've really done enough of sums, I've ...
- Nonsense Verses By Edward Leary. There was an old fellow ...
- The Vulture And The Husbandman By Louisa CarolineN.B. -- A ...
- The Heathen Pass-Ee Which I wish to remark, And my language ...
- Ding Dong By Rosina Christetti Ding dong, Ding dong, ...
Arthur Clement Hilton was born in 1851 and educated at Marlborough College and St. John's College, Cambridge, where he published in 1872 The Light Green, a collection of verse parodies.
After graduating from Wells Theological College in January 1873, Hilton was ordained deacon on March 1, 1874, became curate of St. Clement and St. Mary, Sandwich, and was ordained priest in 1875.
He took his M.A. at Cambridge in 1876 and died suddenly and unexpectedly April 3, 1877.It was not until 1902 that his collected works were published. more »
Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.
Comments about Arthur Clement Hilton
By Algernon Charles Sin-Burn
Strange beauty, eight-limbed and eight-handed,
Whence camest to dazzle our eyes?
With thy bosom bespangled and banded
With the hues of the seas and the skies;
Is thy home European or Asian,
O mystical monster marine?
Part molluscous and partly crustacean,
Betwixt and between.
Wast thou born to the sound of sea trumpets?
Hast thou eaten and drunk to excess
Of the sponges -- thy muffins and crumpets,
Of the seaweed -- thy mustard and cress?
Wast thou nurtured in caverns of coral,