Who is Robert Seymour Bridges

Robert Seymour Bridges (23 October 1844 – 21 April 1930) was an English poet who was Poet Laureate from 1913 to 1930. A doctor by training, he achieved literary fame only late in life. His poems reflect a deep Christian faith, and he is the author of many well-known hymns. It was through Bridges's efforts that Gerard Manley Hopkins achieved posthumous fame.

Personal and professional life

Bridges was born at Walmer, Kent, in England, the son of John Thomas Bridges (died 1853) and his wife Harriett Elizabeth, daughter of the Rev. Sir Robert Affleck, 4th Baronet. He was the fourth son and eighth child. After his father's death his mother married again, in 1854, to John Edward Nassau Molesworth, vicar of Rochdale, and the family moved there.Bridges was educated at E...
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Robert Seymour Bridges Poems

  • I Will Not Let Thee Go
    I will not let thee go.
    Ends all our month-long love in this?
    Can it be summed up so,
    Quit in a single kiss? ...
  • Low Barometer
    The south-wind strengthens to a gale,
    Across the moon the clouds fly fast,
    The house is smitten as with a flail,
    The chimney shudders to the blast. ...
  • To The United States Of America
    Brothers in blood! They who this wrong began
    To wreck our commonwealth, will rue the day
    When first they challenged freeman to the fray,
    And with the Briton dared the American. ...
  • Awake, My Heart
    Awake, my heart, to be loved, awake, awake!

    The darkness silvers away, the morn doth break,
    It leaps in the sky: unrisen lustres slake ...
  • From 'the Testament Of Beauty'
    'Twas at that hour of beauty when the setting sun
    squandereth his cloudy bed with rosy hues, to flood
    his lov'd works as in turn he biddeth them Good-night;
    and all the towers and temples and mansions of men ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Robert Seymour Bridges

Love 17 I Love You 17 Night 15 Heart 14 Sun 13 Beauty 12 Summer 11 Life 11 Joy 11 God 10


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Theorganicview: i have loved flowers that fade, rich hues have marriage made...robert seymour bridges
Theorganicview: i have loved flowers that fade, rich hues have marriage made...robert seymour bridges
Theorganicview: i have loved flowers that fade, rich hues have marriage made...robert seymour bridges
Theorganicview: i have loved flowers that fade, rich hues have marriage made...robert seymour bridges
Theorganicview: i have loved flowers that fade, rich hues have marriage made...robert seymour bridges
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Vain Hope
 by Ernest Dowson

Sometimes, to solace my sad heart, I say,
Though late it be, though lily-time be past,
Though all the summer skies be overcast,
Haply I will go down to her, some day,
And cast my rests of life before her feet,
That she may have her will of me, being so sweet
And none gainsay!

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