Who is William Morris

William Morris (24 March 1834 – 3 October 1896) was a British textile designer, poet, artist, novelist, architectural conservationist, printer, translator and socialist activist associated with the British Arts and Crafts Movement. He was a major contributor to the revival of traditional British textile arts and methods of production. His literary contributions helped to establish the modern fantasy genre, while he helped win acceptance of socialism in fin de siècle Great Britain.

Morris was born in Walthamstow, Essex, to a wealthy middle-class family. He came under the strong influence of medievalism while studying Classics at Oxford University, there joining the Birmingham Set. After university, he married Jane Burden, and developed close friendships with Pre-Raphaelite artis...
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William Morris Poems

  • The Chapel In Lyoness

  • Agnes And The Hill-man. Translated From The Danish
    Agnes went through the meadows a-weeping,
    Fowl are a-singing.
    There stood the hill-man heed thereof keeping.
    Agnes, fair Agnes! ...
  • The Wind
    Ah! no, no, it is nothing, surely nothing at all,
    Only the wild-going wind round by the garden-wall,
    For the dawn just now is breaking, the wind beginning to fall.
  • The March Of The Workers
    What is this, the sound and rumour? What is this that all men hear,
    Like the wind in hollow valleys when the storm is drawing near,
    Like the rolling on of ocean in the eventide of fear?
    'Tis the people marching on. ...
  • Old Love
    You must be very old, Sir Giles,
    I said; he said: Yea, very old!
    Whereat the mournfullest of smiles
    Creased his dry skin with many a fold. ...
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Love 65 I Love You 65 Long 63 Good 58 Sweet 49 Life 47 Face 47 World 46 Earth 45 Night 45

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If I walk in Autumn's even
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