Walter Savage Landor (30 January 1775 – 17 September 1864 / Warwick)
an English writer and poet. His best known works were the prose Imaginary Conversations, and the poem Rose Aylmer, but the critical acclaim he received from contemporary poets and reviewers was not matched by public popularity. As remarkable as his work was, it was equaled by his rumbustious character and lively temperament.
Summary of his work
In a long and active life of eighty-nine years Landor produced a considerable amount of work in various genres. This can perhaps be classified into four main areas – prose, lyric poetry, political writings including epigrams and Latin. His prose and poetry have received most acclaim, but critics are divided in their preference ... more »
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- A Critic
- A Poet Leaving Athens
- A Prophecy
- A Railroad Eclogue
- A Thought
- Acon and Rhodope
- Aeschylos And Sophocles
- Alciphron and Leucippe
- Aletheia To Phraortes
- Along This Coast I Led The Vacant Hours
- An Invocation
Quotationsmore quotations »
''Death stands above me, whispering lowWalter Savage Landor (1775-1864), British poet. Death Stands above Me (l. 1-2). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank...
I know not what into my ear;''
''O what a thing is age! Death without death's quiet.''Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864), British author, poet. "Epicurus, Leontion, and Ternissa," Imaginary Conversations (1824-1829).
''I warmed both hands before the fire of life;Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864), British author. Finis.
It sinks, and I am ready to depart.''
''I have since written what no tideWalter Savage Landor (1775-1864), British poet. Ianthe (l. 3-4). . . Oxford Book of Nineteenth-Century English Verse, The. John Hayward, ed. (1964...
Shall ever wash away, what men
Unborn shall read o'er ocean wide
And find Ianthe's name agen.''