Henry Austin Dobson

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Biography
Commonly known as Austin Dobson, was an English poet and essayist.

Life

He was born at Plymouth, the eldest son of George Clarisse Dobson, a civil engineer, of French descent. When he was about eight, the family moved to Holyhead, and his first school was at Beaumaris in Anglesey. He was later educated at Coventry, and the Gymnase, Str ...
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Incognita
Just for a space I met her –
Just for a day in the train!
It began when she feared it would wet her,
That tiniest spurtle of rain:
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2.
Urceus Exit
I INTENDED an Ode,
   And it turn'd to a Sonnet
It began a la mode,
I intended an Ode;
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3.
Fame Is A Food That Dead Men Eat
Fame is a food that dead men eat,-
I have no stomach for such meat.
In little light and narrow room,
They eat it in the silent tomb,
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4.
A Kiss
Rose kissed me to-day.
Will she kiss me tomorrow?
Let it be as it may,
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5.
A Garden Song
HERE in this sequester'd close
Bloom the hyacinth and rose,
Here beside the modest stock
Flaunts the flaring hollyhock;
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Comments

Sylvia Frances Chan 20 June 2021
Of course I meant The late great Poet Mr. Henry Austin Dobson Sir! I do hope his family would read this.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 20 June 2021
CONGRATULATIONS being chosen as The Poet Of The Day! Today
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Cecil Harrison 31 May 2019
His paradox " Time goes, you say? Ah, no! Alas, Time stays, we go."
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