Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc was an Anglo-French writer and historian who became a naturalised British subject in 1902. He was one of the most prolific writers in England during the early twentieth century. He was known as a writer, orator, poet, satirist, man of letters and political activist. He is most notable for his Catholic faith, which had a strong impact on most of his works and his writing collaboration with G. K. Chesterton. He was President of the Oxford Union and later MP for Salford from 1906 to 1910. He was a noted disputant, with a number of long-running feuds, but also widely regarded as a humane and sympathetic man.
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''Like many of the Upper Class He liked the Sound of Broken Glass.''Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953), British author. "About John," New Cautionary Tales (1930).
''From quiet homes and first beginning, Out to the undiscovered ends, There's nothing worth the wear of winning, But laughter and the love of friends.''Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953), British author. "Dedicatory Ode," Verses (1910).
''The Politician's corpse was laid away.Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953), French-born British poet. Epitaph on the Politician Himself (l. 2-4). . . Oxford Book of Satirical Verse, The. Geoffre...
While all of his acquaintance sneered and slanged,
I wept: for I had longed to see him hanged.''
''Money gives me pleasure all the time.''Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953), French-born British poet. Fatigue (l. 2). . . Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century English Verse, The. Philip Larkin, ed. ...
''I'm tired of Love; I'm still more tired of Rhyme. But money gives me pleasure all the time.''Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953), British author. "Fatigued," Sonnets and Verse (1923).
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