Bridges, Robert (Seymour)

born Oct. 23, 1844, Walmer, Kent, Eng.
died April 21, 1930, Boar's Hill, Oxford

English poet.

He published several long poems and poetic dramas, but his reputation rests on the lyrics collected in Shorter Poems (1890, 1894), which reveal his mastery of prosody. His 1916 edition of the poetry of his friend Gerard Manley Hopkins rescued it from obscurity. He was poet laureate of England from 1913 until his death.

Robert Bridges, gold-point drawing by W. Strang; in the National Portrait Gallery, London

By courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, London

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