Edward Verrall Lucas
Biography of Edward Verrall Lucas
Edward Verrall Lucas (11/12 June 1868 – 26 June 1938) was a versatile and popular English writer. His nearly 100 books demonstrate great facility with style, and are generally acknowledged as humorous by contemporary readers and critics. Some of his essays about the sport cricket are still considered among the best instructional material. He is remembered best for his essays and books about London and travel abroad; these books continue through many editions. He is particularly noted as a biographer of Charles Lamb and an editor of his works and letters. He was a close friend of Edwin Lutyens.
No more, old England, will they see—
Those men who've died for you and me.
So lone and cold they lie; but we,
We still have life; we may still greet
Our pleasant friends in home and street;
We still have life, are able still
To climb the turf of Bignor Hill,
To see the placid sheep go by,