Robert Southey


Born
in The United Kingdom
August 12, 1774

Died
March 21, 1843

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Robert Southey was an English poet of the Romantic school, one of the so-called "Lake Poets", and Poet Laureate. Although his fame tends to be eclipsed by that of his contemporaries and friends William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Southey's verse enjoys enduring popularity. Moreover, he was a prolific letter writer, literary scholar, historian and biographer. His biographies include the life and works of John Bunyan, John Wesley, William Cowper, Oliver Cromwell and Horatio Nelson. The latter has rarely been out of print since its publication in 1813 and was adapted for the screen in the 1926 British film, Nelson. He was also a renowned Portuguese and Spanish scholar, translating a number of works of those two countries into Engli ...more

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“Give me a room whose every nook is dedicated to a book.”
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“The loss of a friend is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired.”
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