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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Jocelynpalmer92: that play i just mentioned. - on the art of writing by sir arthur quiller-couch. this book saved me during one of the worst times of my life, plunging me as it did down a rabbit hole of novels, plays, poetry, and obscure quotations. i've never forgotten the experience.
Jocelynpalmer92: dramas from the elizabethan, jacobean, caroline, cromwellian, restoration, and georgian eras. bernie shaw. sir arthur quiller-couch. 84, charing cross road and its sequel. i am forever setting myself up for blank stares and incredulity all around.
Prof_cooper: returning to characters, sir arthur quiller-couch (editor of the estimable oxford book of english verse) concludes his introduction to the oxford world's classics edition with these fine points in hazlitt's favour.
Jocelynpalmer92: introduce yourself with 7 books? ok-- - 84, charing cross road by helene hanff - the duchess of bloomsbury street by helene hanff - orlando by virginia woolf - miss pettigrew lives for a day by winifred watson - on the art of writing by sir arthur quiller-couch
Davidtylerpozz: i do think the fact that ashby-de-la-zouch is quite a good rhyme for sir arthur quiller-couch should be pointed out a bit more often than it is
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Denner's Old Woman
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In this mimic form of a matron in years,
How plainly the pencil of Denner appears!
The matron herself, in whose old age we see
Not a trace of decline, what a wonder is she!
No dimness of eye, and no cheek hanging low,
No wrinkle, or deep-furrow-d frown on the brow!
Her forehead indeed is here circled around
With locks like the ribbon with which they are bound;

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