Jones Very (28 August 1813 – 8 May 1880 / Salem, Massachusetts)
Jones Very was an American essayist, poet, clergymen, and mystic associated with the American Transcendentalism movement. He was known as a scholar of William Shakespeare and many of his poems were Shakespearean sonnets. He was well-known and respected amongst the Transcendentalists, though he had a mental breakdown early in his career.
Born in Salem, Massachusetts to two unwed first cousins, Jones Very became associated with Harvard University, first as an undergraduate, then as a student in the Harvard Divinity School and as a tutor of Greek. He heavily studied epic poetry and was invited to lecture on the topic in his home town, which drew the attention of more »
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- Ehue! Fugaces, Posthume, Labuntur Anni
- He Gave Me No Meat
- He Was Acquainted With Grief
- HOW many of the body's health complain,
- I Was Sick And In Prison
- In Him We Live
- Lines To A Withered Leaf Seen On A Poet'...
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''It is the way unseen, the certain route,Jones Very (1831-1880), U.S. poet. The Hand and Foot (l. 11-14). . . Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950) Oxford Univ...
Where ever bound, yet thou art ever free;
The path of Him, whose perfect law of love
Bids spheres and atoms in just order move.''
'''Tis to yourself I speak; you cannot knowJones Very (1831-1880), U.S. poet. Yourself (l. 1-4). . . Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950) Oxford University Pres...
Him whom I call in speaking such a one,
For you beneath the earth lie buried low,
Which he alone as living walks upon:''
''A word perhaps loud spoken you may get,Jones Very (1831-1880), U.S. poet. Yourself (l. 11-14). . . Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950) Oxford University Pr...
Or hear our feet when heavily they tread;
But he who speaks, or him who's spoken to,
Must both remain as strangers still to you.''
I see them,crowd on crowd they walk the earth,Jones Very (1831-1880), U.S. poet. The Dead (l. 1-4). . . Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950) Oxford University Pres...
Dry leafless trees no autumn wind laid bare;
And in their nakedness find cause for mirth,
And all unclad would winter's rudene...