Who is Algernon Charles Swinburne

Algernon Charles Swinburne (5 April 1837 – 10 April 1909) was an English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic. He wrote several novels and collections of poetry such as Poems and Ballads, and contributed to the famous Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica.

Swinburne wrote about many taboo topics, such as lesbianism, cannibalism, sado-masochism, and anti-theism. His poems have many common motifs, such as the ocean, time, and death. Several historical people are featured in his poems, such as Sappho ("Sapphics"), Anactoria ("Anactoria"), and Catullus ("To Catullus").

Biography

Swinburne was born at 7 Chester Street, Grosvenor Place, London, on 5 April 1837. He was the eldest of six children born to Captain (later Admiral) Charles Henry Swinbu...
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Algernon Charles Swinburne Poems

  • Autumn In Cornwall
    The year lies fallen and faded
    On cliffs by clouds invaded,
    With tongues of storms upbraided,
    With wrath of waves bedinned; ...
  • Summer In Auvergne
    The sundawn fills the land
    Full as a feaster's hand
    Fills full with bloom of bland
    Bright wine his cup; ...
  • Spring In Tuscany
    Rose-red lilies that bloom on the banner;
    Rose-cheeked gardens that revel in spring;
    Rose-mouthed acacias that laugh as they climb,
    Like plumes for a queen's hand fashioned to fan her ...
  • Winter In Northumberland
    Outside the garden
    The wet skies harden;
    The gates are barred on
    The summer side: ...
  • Joyeuse Garde
    The sun was heavy; no more shade at all
    Than you might cover with a hollow cup
    There was in the south chamber; wall by wall,
    Slowly the hot noon filled the castle up. ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Algernon Charles Swinburne

I Love You 345 Love 345 Light 305 Heart 294 Life 281 Time 272 Sweet 270 Death 268 Sea 259 Night 252


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Godgift64107811: from too much love of living, from hope and fear set free, we thank with brief thanksgiving whatever gods may be that no life lives for ever that dead men rise up never that even the weariest river winds somewhere safe to sea. -algernon charles swinburne reigning era of sumbul
Edgardlemaire: "rise up, shine, stretch thine hand out, with thy bow touch the most dimmest height of trembling heaven, and burn and break the dark about thy ways, shot through and through with arrows; let thine hair lighten as flame above that nameless shell..." - algernon charles swinburne
Krackenzz: fair daughters of thunder-girt god, with your bright white arms uplift as to lighten the light, ⁠come to chant your brother's praise, ⁠gold-haired phœbus, loud in lays... algernon charles swinburne
Sunlightshadows: oooh fun question. these both pop up in my head pretty often. "i have lived long enough, having seen one thing / that love hath an end." -- algernon charles swinburne "do you want it? do you want anything i have?" -- richard siken
Realityselect0r: from too much love of living, from hope and fear set free, we thank with brief thanksgiving whatever gods may be that no life lives for ever; that dead men rise up never; that even the weariest river winds somewhere safe to sea. algernon charles swinburne
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Part of an entertainment presented to the Countess Dowager of
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