William Morris

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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 ...
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In Prison
Wearily, drearily,
Half the day long,
Flap the great banners
High over the stone;
Earth The Healer, Earth The Keeper
So swift the hours are moving
Unto the time unproved:
Farewell my love unloving,
Farewell my love beloved!
Echoes Of Love's House
Love gives every gift whereby we long to live
“Love takes every gift, and nothing back doth give.”
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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.


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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