Who is Robert SoutheyRobert Southey ( or ; 12 August 1774 – 21 March 1843) was an English poet of the Romantic school, and Poet laureate from 1813 until his death. Like the other Lake Poets, William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Southey began as a radical but became steadily more conservative as he gained respect for Britain and its institutions. Other romantics such as Byron accused him of siding with the establishment for money and status. He is remembered especially for the poem "After Blenheim" and the original version of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears".
Robert Southey was born in Wine Street, Bristol, to Robert Southey and Margaret Hill. He was educated at Westminster School, London (where he was expelled for writing an article in The Flagellant attributing the i...
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Robert Southey Poems
- Inscription Ii. For A Column At Newbury
Art thou a Patriot Traveller? on this field
Did FALKLAND fall the blameless and the brave
Beneath a Tyrant's banners: dost thou boast
Of loyal ardor? HAMBDEN perish'd here, ...
- Devil's Walk On Earth, The
From his brimstone bed at break of day
A walking the Devil is gone,
To look at his snug little farm of the World,
And see how his stock went on. ...
- Eclogue Ii. The Grandmothers Tale
Harry! I'm tired of playing. We'll draw round
The fire, and Grandmamma perhaps will tell us
One of her stories. ...
- The Vision Of The Maid Of Orleans. The First Book
Orleans was hush'd in sleep. Stretch'd on her couch
The delegated Maiden lay: with toil
Exhausted and sore anguish, soon she closed
Her heavy eye-lids; not reposing then, ...
- Eclogue Iv. The Sailor's Mother
Sir for the love of God some small relief
To a poor woman!
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Robert Southey Quotes
- How little do they see what really is, who frame their hasty judgments upon that which seems.
- It is with words as with sunbeams. The more they are condenced, the deeper they burn.
- If you would be pungent, be brief for it is with words as with sunbeams - the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.
- If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams - the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.
- Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live Not where I love, but where I am, I die.
Comments about Robert SoutheyIcelibrary: fascinating lecture based on robert southey's journal and letters between thomas telford and andrew little, both held in our archive
Rhealynmugri: "it is with words as with sunbeams. the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn" -- robert southey
Hourlyquotesbot: no distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth. — robert southey
Meowimagebot: it is with words as with sunbeams. the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn. - robert southey
Allour_stories: robert southey poet laureate died otd 1843. wrote the original goldilocks story. who likes honey? bears and poets. ‘let me be likened to a dumbledore (bumblebee)' said southey 'the most goodnatured of god's insects’. bees are magic. and poetry.
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