Who is Sir Arthur Quiller-couch

Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (; 21 November 1863 – 12 May 1944) was a British writer who published using the pseudonym Q. Although a prolific novelist, he is remembered mainly for the monumental publication The Oxford Book Of English Verse 1250–1900 (later extended to 1918) and for his literary criticism. He influenced many who never met him, including American writer Helene Hanff, author of 84, Charing Cross Road and its sequel, Q's Legacy. His Oxford Book of English Verse was a favourite of John Mortimer's fictional character Horace Rumpole.


Arthur Quiller-Couch was born in the town of Bodmin, Cornwall. He was the son of Dr Thomas Quiller Couch (d. 1884), who was a noted physician, folklorist and historian who married Mary Ford and lived at 63, Fore ...
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Sir Arthur Quiller-couch Poems

  • Epilogue: To A Mother
    On seeing her smile repeated in her daughter's eyes

    A thousand songs I might have made ...
  • Envoy
    Young Knight, the lists are set to-day!
    Hereafter shall be time to pray
    In sepulture, with hands of stone.
    Ride, then! outride the bugle blown! ...
  • Christmas Eve
    Friend, old friend in the Manse by the fireside sitting,
    Hour by hour while the grey ash drips from the log;
    You with a book on your knee, your wife with her knitting,
    Silent both, and between you, silent, the dog. ...
  • The Splendid Spur
    NOT on the neck of prince or hound
    Nor on a womanâ??s finger twinâ??d,
    May gold from the deriding ground
    Keep sacred that we sacred bind: ...
  • To A Friend
    Here in the fairway
    Fetching--foul of keel,
    Long-stray but fortunate--
    Out of the fogs, the vast ...
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Love 20 I Love You 20 Night 15 Dear 14 Green 12 Long 12 Face 11 Heart 11 Good 11 Never 11

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Jmainpidd: who said kill your darlings quote? william faulkner “murder your darlings,” is a popular piece of writing advice that is often attributed to william faulkner, but which can actually be traced back to the english writer and surname collector sir arthur quiller-couch.15 apr 2013
Happy_at_home_: just go on reading, as well as you can, and be sure that when the children get the thrill of the story, for which you wait, they will be asking more questions, and pertinent ones, than you are able to answer. sir arthur quiller-couch “reading” lee lufkin kuala
Becker_rad: how to make your writing and reporting better : "murder your darlings" - sir arthur quiller-couch
Happy_at_home_: read incessantly, keep a daily journal, collect maxims, quips, and anecdotes, write a little bit each day, walk every afternoon, eat well, pursue beauty, and take delight in the process. -arthur quiller-couch “sir edwin ray lankester” william orpen 1928
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