Who is Henry Austin Dobson

Henry Austin Dobson (18 January 1840 – 2 September 1921), commonly Austin Dobson, was an English poet and essayist.


He was born at Plymouth, the eldest son of George Clarisse Dobson, a civil engineer, of French descent. When he was about eight, the family moved to Holyhead, and his first school was at Beaumaris in Anglesey. He was later educated at Coventry, and the Gymnase, Strasbourg. He returned at the age of sixteen with the intention of becoming a civil engineer. (His younger brother James would in fact become a noted engineer, helping complete the Buenos Aires harbour works in the 1880s and 1890s.) At the beginning of his career, he continued to study at the South Kensington School of Art, in his spare time, but without definite ambition. In December...
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  • An April Pastoral
    He. Whither away, fair Neat-herdess?
    She. Shepherd, I go to tend my kine.
    He. Stay thou, and watch this flock of mine.
    She. With thee? Nay, that were idleness. ...
  • The Passionate Printer To His Love
    (Whose name is Amanda.)

    With Apologies to the Shade of Christopher Marlowe.
  • A Revolutionary Relic
    Old it is, and worn and battered,
    As I lift it from the stall;
    And the leaves are frayed and tattered,
    And the pendent sides are shattered, ...
  • Tu Quoque, An Idyll In The Conservatory
    If I were you, when ladies at the play, Sir,
    Beckon and nod, a melodrama through,
    I would not turn abstractedly away, Sir, ...
  • The Successful Author
    When Fate presents us with the Bays,
    We prize the Praiser, not the Praise.
    We scarcely think our Fame eternal
    If vouched for by the Farthing Journal; ...
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