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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- Modern Love I: By This He Knew She Wept
- Lucifer in Starlight
- Modern Love L: Thus Piteously Love
- Modern Love XXVI: Love Ere He Bleeds
- Dirge in Woods
- Love's Grave
- Modern Love II: It Ended, and the Morrow
- The Lark Ascending
- Modern Love III: This Was the Woman
- Modern Love V: A Message from Her
- Modern Love XXIX: Am I Failing
- Modern Love IV: All Other Joys of Life
- Angela Burdett-Coutts
- Juggling Jerry
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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.''
Darker grows the valley, more and more forgetting:George Meredith (1828-1909), British poet. Love in the Valley (l. 37-40). . . The Poems of George Meredith. Vol. 1. Phyllis B. Bartlett (1978) Yal...
So were it with me if forgetting could be willed.
Tell the grassy hollow that holds the bubbling well-spring
Tell it to forget t...
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