Sydney Thompson Dobell
Sydney Thompson Dobell Poems
- Farewell Can I see thee stand On the looming land? Dost ...
- An Autumn Mood Pile the pyre, light the fire-there is fuel ...
- Epigram On The Death Of Edward...
- America NOR force nor fraud shall sunder us! O ye Who ...
- Cavalry Charge At Balaclava Traveller on foreign ground, ...
- Home, Wounded Wheel me into the sunshine, Wheel me into the ...
- Love And Beauty: Iii: To A Fai...
Sydney Thompson Dobell (April 5, 1824 – August 22, 1874), English poet and critic, was born at Cranbrook, Kent.
His father was a wine merchant, his mother a daughter of Samuel Thompson (1766-1837), a London political reformer. The family moved to Cheltenham when Dobell was twelve years old. He was educated privately, and never attended either school or university. He refers to this in some lines on Cheltenham College in imitation of Chaucer, written in his eighteenth year. After a five years engagement he married, in 1844, Emily Fordham, a lady of good family. An acquaintance with Mr (subsequently Sir James) Stansfeld and with the Birmingham preacher-politician, George Dawson ... more »
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Can I see thee stand
On the looming land?
Dost thou wave with thy white hand
I could think that thou art near,
Thy sweet voice is in mine ear,
While I listen, all things seem
Singing in a singing dream,
Echoing in an echoing dream,
Yon boat upon the sea,
It floats 'twixt thee and me,
I see the boatman listless lie;
He cannot hear the cry
That in mine ears doth ring
Doth it pass him o'er and o'er,
Heard upon the shore ...