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William Ernest Henley (1849-1903) was an English poet, critic and editor. He was born at Gloucester and educated at the Crypt Grammar School. Henley was no classical scholar, but his knowledge and love of literature were vital. At the age of 12 Henley became a victim of tuberculosis of the bone. In spite of his affliction, in 1867 he successfully passed the Oxford local exWilliam Ernest Henley (1849-1903) was an English poet, critic and editor. He was born at Gloucester and educated at the Crypt Grammar School. Henley was no classical scholar, but his knowledge and love of literature were vital. At the age of 12 Henley became a victim of tuberculosis of the bone. In spite of his affliction, in 1867 he successfully passed the Oxford local examination as a senior student. But a hospital was to be Henley's university. After his recovery Henley earned his living in publishing. In 1889 he became editor of the Scots Observer, an Edinburgh journal on the lines of the old Saturday Review but inspired in every paragraph by Henley's vigorous and combative personality. Amongst his other works are: A Book of Verses (1888), Lyra Heroica (1891), Deacon Brodie (W R L Stevenson) (1892), Macaire (W R L Stevenson) (1892), Poems (1898), London Types (1898), Hawthorn and Lavender (1901), In Hospital (1903) and The Works of William Ernest Henley (1921)....

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ISBN : 9781406553697
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 60 Pages
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Hawthorn and Lavender Reviews

  • Miriam
    2019-04-02 02:57

    A Villanelle about Villanelles! I'm a soft touch for such conceits.A DAINTY thing's the Villanelle,Sly, musical, a jewel in rhyme,It serves its purpose passing well.A double-clappered silver bellThat must be made to clink in chime,A dainty thing's the Villanelle;And if you wish to flute a spell,Or ask a meeting 'neath the lime,It serves its purpose passing well.You must not ask of it the swellOf organs grandiose and sublime--A dainty thing's the Villanelle;And, filled with sweetness, as a shellIs filled with sound, and launched in time,It serves its purpose passing well.Still fair to see and good to smellAs in the quaintness of its prime,A dainty thing's the Villanelle,It serves its purpose passing well.

  • Elle
    2019-04-02 00:57

    I absolutely adore Henley and having read Invictus multiple times I thought I'd go for a shorter collection this time. Unfortunately the second and third parts of this short book are my least favourite works of Henley. It's his London series and his 'in memory' works for other famous people and his friends. While I don't necessarily dislike them, I much prefer his other work.

  • Shannon Blake
    2019-04-14 01:11

    'Hawthorn and Lavender' is, in my opinion the best poem of the collection, it is fairly long, but I really liked it'Hawthorn and Lavender'- 5 starsThe other poems (on a rough average)- 3 starsAverage- 4 stars