Relics Of Genius; Visits To The Last Homes Of Poets, Painters, And Players: visits to the last…

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byT P. Grinsted

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859. Excerpt: ... part fulfilled, a bay tree having been planted on his grave by a Deal pilot. It was for some time carefully tended by him, but it did not thrive, and has long since disappeared. The bay, however, had been planted, and the "rhyming guest" roamed through the churchyard in the person of Lord Byron, whose impressions he has thus recorded:--"I stood beside the grave of him who blazed The comet of a season, and I saw The humblest of all sepulchres, and gazed, With not the less of sorrow and of awe, On that neglected turf and quiet stone, With names no clearer than the names unknown Which lay unread around it; and I ask'd The gardener of that ground why it might be That for this plant strangers his memory task'd Through the thick deaths of half a century. And thus he answer'd:'Well, I do not know Why frequent travellers turn to pilgrims so. He died before my day of sextonship, And I had not the digging of his grave.' And is this all? I thought; and do we rip The veil of Immortality, and crave I know not what of honour and of light Through unborn ages, to endure this blight So soon and so successless?" BEACONSFIELD, in Buckinghamshire, is situated upon an eminence, on which a beacon formerly stood: hence its name. In the parish church is resting EDMUND WALLER. First cousin to Hampden, and likewise to Cromwell, this poet was born on the 3rd of March, 1605, at Coleshill, in Hertfordshire. Whilst an infant his father died, leaving EDMUND WALLER. 219 him a yearly income of more than three thousand pounds--a rare commencement of a poet's career. At Eton he received some portion of his education, which was completed at King's College, Cambridge. Waller entered Parliament before he had reached his twentieth year, and became known at the court of James I. Though rich by ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859. Excerpt: ... part fulfilled, a bay tree having been planted on his grave by a Deal pilot. It was for some time carefully tended by him, but...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217749054

ISBN - 13:9780217749053

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