George Darley (1795 - 1846 / Dublin)
George Darley was an Irish poet, novelist, and critic.
Associating only with a small, select number of friends, George Darley passed his life in a solitary world largely of his own making. When he is discussed in the surveys of English Romanticism, he is inevitably described as a "minor poet," but even that designation is more than he expected. In a 20 September ... more »
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- It Is Not Beauty I Demand
- The Anonymous Poet
- The Fallen Star
- The Joy of Childhood
- The Mermaidens' Vesper-Hymn
- The Moon and Sea
- The Phoenix
- The Solitary Lyre
- To Helene
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''There's many a white hand holds an urnGeorge Darley (1795-1846), Irish poet. It Is Not Beauty I Demand (l. 23-24). OAEL-2. Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Fran...
With lovers' hearts to dust consumed.''
''Her gorgeous death-bed! her rich pyreGeorge Darley (1795-1846), Irish poet. Nepenthe (l. 9-12). OAEL-2. Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John...
Burnt up with aromatic fire!''
''In his green den the murmuring sealGeorge Darley (1795-1846), Irish poet. The Mermaiden's Vesper Hymn (l. 9-12). OBNC. Oxford Book of Nineteenth-Century English Verse, The. John Hay...
Close by his sleek companion lies;
While singly we to bedward steal,
And close in fruitless sleep our eyes.''