William Morris

William Morris Biography

William Morris was born in Essex and educated at Exeter College, Oxford. He was the founding editor of the Oxford and Cambridge Magazine (1856) in which many of his early poems appear. He was a practising painter (1857-62) and public lecturer on art, architecture and socialism (1877-96). He founded the Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, in 1890 and was ...

William Morris Quotes

11 November 2014

The reward of labour is life. Is that not enough?

11 November 2014

If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.

William Morris Comments

Linda Storey 02 December 2017

Has a line I the poem , every man dies but not every man lives

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Jenny Harvey 10 December 2009

Is this peom about incest? I'm annalysing it for my A2 English and I don't want to put something which might not be right. jenny x

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Frank Green 08 November 2008

Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, the greatest aesthete since Aristotle and Plato, says that Morris is the only modern poet that Plato would heartily approve.

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The Best Poem Of William Morris


I am Day; I bring again
Life and glory, Love and pain:
Awake, arise! from death to death
Through me the World's tale quickeneth.

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