Milnes, Richard Monckton

▪ English poet
in full  Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton of Great Houghton 
born June 19, 1809, London, England
died August 11, 1885, Vichy, France

      English politician, poet, and man of letters.

      While at Trinity College, Cambridge (1827–30), Milnes joined the socially and artistically progressive Apostles Club, which included among its members the poets Alfred Tennyson (Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron) and Arthur Henry Hallam. From 1837 to 1863 he served as a member of Parliament (initially as a Tory, then as a Liberal from 1846), becoming involved in such questions as copyright and the establishment of juvenile reformatories. He was made a peer in 1863.

      The lucidly Wordsworthian reflective poetry in Milnes's early volumes of verse—Memorials of a Tour in Some Parts of Greece (1834), Memorials of a Residence on the Continent and Historical Poems (1838), Poems of Many Years (1840), Poetry for the People (1840), and Palm Leaves (1844)—led many people to regard him as one of the most promising writers of his generation. But Milnes came to be known chiefly as a generous and discriminating patron of writers. He published the pioneering Life, Letters, and Literary Remains of John Keats (1848), secured a pension for Tennyson, made the American sage Ralph Waldo Emerson known in England, and was an early champion of the poet Algernon Charles Swinburne. He also formed a large library of erotic books that included the first serious collection of the works of the Marquis de Sade.

Additional Reading
James Pope-Hennessy, Monckton Milnes, 2 vol. (1949–51).

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Milnes, Richard Monckton, 1st Baron Houghton — (1809 1885)    Born in London, he graduated M.A. from Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1831, where he was one of the Apostles (see Rupert Brooke). He became Conservative member of Parliament for the Yorkshire constituency of Pontefract in 1837 and… …   British and Irish poets

  • Richard Monckton Milnes, 1. Baron Houghton — (* 19. Juni 1809 im Londoner Stadtteil Mayfair; † 11. August 1885 in Vichy) war britischer Literat, Mäzen, Politiker und Sammler erotischer Literatur. Inhaltsverzeichn …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Richard Monckton Milnes Houghton — Richard Monckton Milnes Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton (* 19. Juni 1809 in London; † 11. August 1885 in Vichy) war ein ein englischer Politiker und Schriftsteller. Leben und Wirken Richard Monckton Milnes Honghton (spr. haut n), aus… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton — The Right Honourable The Lord Houghton FRS Lord Houghton. Personal details Born 19 June 180 …   Wikipedia

  • HOUGHTON, RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES, LORD —    poet and patron of letters, born of good family at Fryston Hall, Pontefract; graduated at Cambridge; entered Parliament as a Conservative, but subsequently went over to the other side, and in 1863 was raised to the peerage by Palmerston; was a …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Houghton, Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Lord — (1809 1885)    Poet, s. of Robert (known as single speech ) M., b. in London, and ed. privately and at Camb. He sat in the House of Commons for Pontefract from 1837 63, when he was raised to the Peerage. His interests were, however, mainly… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • Milnes — is a surname of British origin, a variant of the surname Mills.[1] People with the surname Milnes Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton, English poet and politician Robert Crewe Milnes, 1st Marquess of Crewe, English statesman and writer… …   Wikipedia

  • Milnes — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Alfred Milnes (1844–1916), US amerikanischer Politiker Richard Monckton Milnes, 1. Baron Houghton (1809–1885), englischer Literat, Mäzen und Politiker Sherrill Milnes (* 1935), US amerikanischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Richard Trench — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Richard Chenevix Trench (Dublín, 9 de septiembre de 1807 Londres, 28 de marzo de 1886), arzobispo anglicano, poeta, lexicógrafo e hispanista irlandés. Estudió en Harrow y se graduó en el Trinity College de Cambridge… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Milnes Baronets — Sir Robert Milnes, 1st Baronet, by Joseph Wright of Derby. The Milnes Baronetcy, of Gauley in the County of Leicester, was a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 21 March 1801 for the colonial governor Robert Milnes.… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.