James Kenneth Stephen

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James Kenneth Stephen Poems

1.
My Education

At school I sometimes read a book,
And learned a lot of lessons;
Some small amount of pains I took,
And showed much acquiescence
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2.
The Old School List

In a wild moraine of forgotten books,
On the glacier of years gone by,
As I plied my rake for order's sake,
There was one that caught my eye:
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3.
Of F.W.H.M. To One That Smokes

4.
The Malefactor's Plea

Of sentences that stir my bile,
Of phrases I detest,
There's one beyond all others vile;
"He did it for the best."
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5.
The Ballade Of The Incompetent Ballade-Monger

I am not ambitious at all:
I am not a poet, I know
(Though I do love to see a mere scrawl
To order and symmetry grow).
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James Kenneth Stephen Biography

James Kenneth Stephen was an English poet, and tutor to Prince Albert Victor, eldest son of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales.

Early Life

Stephen was the second son of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, barrister-at-law, and his wife Mary Richenda Cunningham. James Kenneth Stephen was known as 'Jem' among his family and close friends; he was fi ...

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