Who is Hilaire Belloc

Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc (, French: [ilɛːʁ bɛlɔk]; 27 July 1870 – 16 July 1953) was a Franco-English writer and historian of the early twentieth century. Belloc was also an orator, poet, sailor, satirist, writer of letters, soldier, and political activist. His Catholic faith had a strong effect on his works.

Belloc became a naturalised British subject in 1902 while retaining his French citizenship. He served as President of the Oxford Union and later MP for Salford South from 1906 to 1910. Belloc was a noted disputant, with a number of long-running feuds.

Belloc's writings encompassed religious poetry and comic verse for children. His widely sold Cautionary Tales for Children included "Jim, who ran away from his nurse, and was eaten by a lion" and "Matild...
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Hilaire Belloc Poems

  • He Scorpion
    The Scorpion is as black as soot,
    He dearly loves to bite;
    He is a most unpleasant brute
    To find in bed at night....
  • September
    I, from a window where the Meuse is wide,
    Looked eastward out to the September night;
    The men that in the hopeless battle died
    Rose, and deployed, and stationed for the fight; ...
  • October
    Look, how those steep woods on the mountain's face
    Burn, burn against the sunset; now the cold
    Invades our very noon: the year's grown old,
    Mornings are dark, and evenings come apace. ...
  • The Diamond
    This diamond, Juliet, will adorn
    Ephemeral beauties yet unborn.
    While my strong verse, for ever new,
    Shall still adorn immortal you....
  • The Birds
    When Jesus Christ was four years old
    The angels brought Him toys of gold,
    Which no man ever had bought or sold.
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Barbenoireruddy: hilaire belloc
Contentmo: writers inspirational quotes when i am dead, i hope it may be said: 'his sins were scarlet, but his books were read.' - hilaire belloc
Fishtender2: “men will learn eventually, and if they insist on rejecting the received wisdom of generations past, they do not thereby succeed at invalidating it; they merely condemn themselves to learning it, time and again, by ever grimmer experience.” —hilaire belloc.
Allonfire: writers inspirational quotes when i am dead, i hope it may be said: 'his sins were scarlet, but his books were read.' - hilaire belloc
Hicksonmaike: h. belloc on the pelagian heresy: “oh, he didn’t believe / in adam and eve, / he put no faith therein! / his doubts began / with the fall of man, / and he laughed at original sin!”
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I sat her in her baby chair,
And set upon its tray
Her kewpie doll and teddy bear,
But no, she would not play.
Although they looked so wistfully
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She laughed at me with elfin glee
And dashed them to the floor.

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