Henley, William Ernest


Henley, William Ernest
(1849-1903)
   Poet and critic, b. at Gloucester, made the acquaintance of Robert Louis Stevenson (q.v.), and collaborated with him in several dramas, including Deacon Brodie, and Robert Macaire. He engaged in journalism, and became ed. of The Magazine of Art, The National Observer, and The New Review, compiled Lyra Heroica, an anthology of English poetry for boys, and, with Mr. Farmer, ed. a Dictionary of Slang. His poems, which include Hospital Rhymes, London Voluntaries, The Song of the Sword, For England's Sake, and Hawthorn and Lavender, are very unequal in quality, and range from strains of the purest music to an uncouth and unmusical realism of no poetic worth. He wrote with T.F. Henderson a Life of Burns, in which the poet is set forth as a "lewd peasant of genius."
   Complete works, 7 vols., 1908.

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  • William Ernest Henley — (23 de agosto de 1849 11 de julio de 1903) fue un poeta inglés. Nació en Gloucester, Inglaterra. De niño sufrió tuberculosis, lo que finalmente resultó en la amputación de una pierna y 12 meses de recuperación en la famosa Enfermería de Edinburgo …   Enciclopedia Universal

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