William        Watson





William Watson

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born
in Burley, The United Kingdom
January 01, 1858

died
January 01, 1935

gender
male

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Sir William Watson (1858 – 1935), was an English poet, popular in his time for the political content of his verse. He was born in Burley, in West Yorkshire.

He was very much on the traditionalist wing of English poetry. He was a prolific poet of the 1890s, and a contributor to The Yellow Book, without 'decadent' associations. He was also a defender of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, as he dropped out of fashion. On Tennyson's death, Watson was a strong candidate for Poet Laureate but his earlier opposition to the Boer War had made him unpopular and he was passed over for Alfred Austin.


Works:
* The Prince's Quest and Other Poems (1880)
* Epigrams of Art, Life and N
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The muse in exile, poems: t...
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The Poems of William Watson
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Excursions in criticism, be...
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Lyric Love - An Anthology
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Pencraft; A Plea for the Ol...
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Year of Shame
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Epigrams of Art, Life, and ...
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Selected poems
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