George Crabbe

(24 December 1754 - 3 February 1832 / Aldeburgh, Suffulk)

George Crabbe
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George Crabbe was an English poet and clergyman. In his early years he worked as a surgeon. As a young man, his close friend Edmund Burke helped him greatly in advancing his literary career and guiding his career in the church. Burke introduced him to the literary and artistic society of London, including Sir Joshua Reynolds and Samuel Johnson. Burke also secured Crabbe the important position of Chaplain to the Duke of Rutland. Crabbe served as a clergyman in various capacities for the rest of his life. Later, he developed friendships with many of the great literary men of his day, such as more »

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  • ''Worn with life's care, love yet was love.''
    George Crabbe (1754-1832), British poet. A Marriage Ring (l. 4). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) O...
  • ''Our farmers round, well pleased with constant gain,
    Like other farmers, flourish and complain.''
    George Crabbe (1754-1832), British poet, clergyman. repr. in Poetical Works, eds. A.J. and R.M. Carlyle (1908, rev.1924). Baptisms, pt. 1, l. 273-4, T...
  • ''Here dull and hopeless he'd lie down and trace
    How sidelong crabs had scrawled their crooked race;''
    George Crabbe (1754-1832), British poet. The Borough: Peter Grimes. . . Oxford Book of Narrative Verse, The. Iona Opie and Peter Opie, eds. (1983)...
  • ''With awe, around these silent walks I tread;
    These are the lasting mansions of the dead.''
    George Crabbe (1754-1832), British clergyman, poet. repr. in Poetical Works, eds. A.J. and R.M. Carlyle (1908, rev.1924). The Library, l. 105-6 (1808)...
  • ''What I behold are feverish fits of strife,
    'Twixt fears of dying and desire of life:''
    George Crabbe (1754-1832), British poet. The Parish Register (l. 4). OAEL-1. Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermod...
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