George Meredith

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George Meredith Biography

George Meredith, OM was an English novelist and poet of the Victorian era.

Life

Meredith was born in Portsmouth, England, a son and grandson of naval outfitters. His mother died when he was five. At the age of 14 he was sent to a Moravian School in Neuwied, Germany, where he remained for two years. He read law and was articled as a sol ...

George Meredith Poems

1.
The Lark Ascending

He rises and begins to round,
He drops the silver chain of sound
Of many links without a break,
In chirrup, whistle, slur and shake,
...

2.
Lucifer In Starlight

On a starred night Prince Lucifer uprose.
Tired of his dark dominion swung the fiend
Above the rolling ball in cloud part screened,
Where sinners hugged their spectre of repose.
...

3.
Angela Burdett-Coutts

Long with us, now she leaves us; she has rest
Beneath our sacred sod:
A woman vowed to Good, whom all attest,
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4.
Antigone

The buried voice bespake Antigone.

'O sister! couldst thou know, as thou wilt know,
The bliss above, the reverence below,
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5.
Modern Love I: By This He Knew She Wept

By this he knew she wept with waking eyes:
That, at his hand's light quiver by her head,
The strange low sobs that shook their common bed
Were called into her with a sharp surprise,
...

George Meredith Quotes

11 November 2014

Cynicism is intellectual dandyism without the coxcomb's feathers.

11 November 2014

Sentimentalists are they who seek to enjoy without incurring the Immense Debtorship for a thing done.

11 November 2014

I expect that Woman will be the last thing civilised by Man.

George Meredith Comments

Azad Bongobasi 16 April 2015

hello poet, I like your poem. from bangladesh

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