Who is Sir Arthur Quiller-couch

Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (/ˌkwɪlərˈkuːtʃ/; 21 November 1863 – 12 May 1944) was a Cornish 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.

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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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Comments about Sir Arthur Quiller-couch

  • Yayathipuru: "whenever you feel an impulse to perpetrate a piece of exceptionally fine writing, obey it—whole-heartedly—and delete it before sending your manuscript to press. murder your darlings.’" -sir arthur quiller-couch
  • Jocelynpalmer92: i see your d&d collection and raise you sir arthur quiller-couch's on the art of writing. to be precise, try being a writer who haunts libraries, extracting a 1943 copy from the archives upstairs. (yes, this happened to me once.)
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  • Denisdepalatis: « murder your darlings » — sir arthur quiller-couch —
  • Lizziekemball: can anyone help me find a reference for 'murder your darlings'??? (i know it was originally said by sir arthur quiller-couch & wrongly attributed to willian faulkner, but i any legitimate reference to it will do.)
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