George Meredith (12 February 1828 – 18 May 1909 / Portsmouth, England)
George Meredith, OM was an English novelist and poet of the Victorian era.
Meredith was born in Portsmouth, England, a son and grandson of naval outfitters. His mother died when he was five. At the age of 14 he was sent to a Moravian School in Neuwied, Germany, where he remained for two years. He read law and was articled as a solicitor, but abandoned that profession for journalism and poetry. He collaborated with Edward Gryffydh Peacock, son of Thomas Love Peacock in publishing a privately circulated literary magazine, the Monthly Observer. He married Edward Peacock's widowed sister Mary Ellen Nicolls in 1849 when he was twenty-one years old and she was ... more »
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- A Ballad Of Fair Ladies In Revolt
- A Ballad Of Past Meridian
- A Certain People
- A Faith On Trial
- A Garden Idyl
- A Later Alexandrian
- A Preaching From A Spanish Ballad
- A Reading Of Life--The Test Of Manhood
- A Reading Of Life--The Vital Choice
- A Reading Of Life--With The Huntress
- A Reading Of Life--With The Persuader
- A Roar Through The Tall Twin Elm-Trees
- A Stave Of Roving Tim
- Agamemnon In The Fight
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''Cynicism is intellectual dandyism without the coxcomb's feathers.''George Meredith (1828-1909), British author. Clara Middleton, quoting Mr. Whitford, in The Egoist, ch. 7 (1879). Clara adds: "It seems to me that ...
''As the clouds the clouds chase;George Meredith (1828-1909), British poet. Dirge in Woods (l. 11-15). . . The Poems of George Meredith. Vol. 1. Phyllis B. Bartlett (1978) Yale Un...
And we go,
And we drop like the fruits of the tree,
''Not a breath of wild air;George Meredith (1828-1909), British poet. Dirge in Woods (l. 3-5). . . The Poems of George Meredith. Vol. 1. Phyllis B. Bartlett (1978) Yale Univ...
Still as the mosses that glow
On the flooring and over the lines''
''The pine-tree drops its dead;George Meredith (1828-1909), British poet. Dirge in Woods (l. 7-8). . . The Poems of George Meredith. Vol. 1. Phyllis B. Bartlett (1978) Yale Univ...
They are quiet, as under the sea.''
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