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Victorian Ode - For Jubilee Day, 1897


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First printed for private circulation at The Westminster Press in 1897, this is a Victorian ode written for the Jubilee in 1897 by Francis Thompson. Francis Thompson (1859–1907) was an English mystic and poet. Thompson went to medical school when he was 18, but left home at the age of 26 to pursue a life of writing. He was homeless for three years, becoming an opium addict and supporting himself through whatever means available. A married couple read his poetry and took him into their home 1888, and in 1893 he published his first book, “Poems”. Other notable works by this author include: “The Poppy” (1893), “Sister Songs” (1895), and “Shelley” (1909).This classic work is being republished now in a new edition complete with a chapter from Benjamin Franklin Fisher's “Francis Thompson, Essays” (1917).



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Published 26 May 2020
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EAN13 9781528789868
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