Walter de la Mare
Sir Walter de la Mare was born in Charlton, Kent, in the south of England, of well-to-do parents. His father, James Edward Delamaere, was an official of the Bank of England. His mother, Lucy Sophia (Browning) Delamare, was related to the poet Robert Browning. He was educated in London at St. Paul's Cathedral Choir School, which he left at age 16. From 1890 to 1908 he worked in London in the accounting department of the Anglo-American Oil Company. His career as a writer started from about 1895 and he continued to publish to the end of his life. His first published story, 'Kismet' (1895), appeared in the Sketch under the pseudonym Walter Ramal.
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''All but blindWalter De La Mare (1873-1956), British poet. All but Blind (l. 1-4). PDV. Piping down the Valleys Wild; Poetry for the Young of All Ages. Nancy La...
In his chambered hole
Gropes for worms
The four-clawed Mole.''
''So, blind to SomeoneWalter De La Mare (1873-1956), British poet. All but Blind (l. 15-16). PDV. Piping down the Valleys Wild; Poetry for the Young of All Ages. Nancy ...
I must be.''
''We wake and whisper awhile,Walter De La Mare (1873-1956), British poet. All That's Past (l. 21-24). OAEL-2. Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Ke...
But, the day gone by,
Silence and sleep like fields
Of amaranth lie.''
''Oh, no man knowsWalter De La Mare (1873-1956), British poet. All That's Past (l. 7-8). OAEL-2. Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kerm...
Through what wild centuries
Roves back the rose.''
''"A bumpity ride in a wagon of hayWalter De La Mare (1873-1956), British poet. Bunches of Grapes (l. 11-12). OxBChV. Oxford Book of Children's Verse, The. Iona Opie and Peter Opie,...
For me," says Jane.''
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