Robert Southey

Robert Southey (/ˈsaʊði/ or /ˈsʌði/; 12 August 1774 – 21 March 1843) was an English poet of the Romantic school, one of the so-called "Lake Poets", and Poet Laureate for 30 years from 1813 to his death in 1843. Although his fame has been long eclipsed by that of his contemporaries and friends William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Southey's verse still enjoys some popularity.

Moreover, Southey was a prolific letter writer, literary scholar, essay writer, historian and biographer. His biographies include the life and works of John Bunyan, John Wesley, William Cowper, Oliver Cromwell and Horatio Nelson. The last has rarely been out of print since its publication in 1813 and was adapted for the screen in the 1926 British film, Nelson. He was also a renowned Portuguese and Spanish scholar, translating a number of works of those two countries into English and writing both a History of Brazil (part of his planned History of Portugal which was never completed) and a History of the Peninsular War. Perhaps his most enduring contribution to literary history is the children's classic, The Story of the Three Bears, the original Goldilocks story, which first saw print in Southey's prose collection, The Doctor.

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1795 In Poetry - Works Published - United Kingdom
... To William Godwin, Author of Political Justice (William Godwin) published January 10 To Robert Southey, of Baliol College, Oxford, Author of the 'Retro ... suppressed by the author Joseph Ritson, editor, Robin Hood A Collection of all the Ancient Poems Robert Southey and Robert Lovell, Poems John Thelwall, Poems Written in Close Confinement in the Tower and ...
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Epic Poetry - Notable Epic Poems - Modern Epics (from 1500)
... Athenaid by Richard Glover (1787) Joan of Arc by Robert Southey (1796) Hermann and Dorothea by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1797) 19th century The Tale of Kiều by Nguyễn Du (1800 ... by Walter Scott (1811) The Curse of Kehama by Robert Southey (1810) Rokeby and The Bridal of Triermain by Walter Scott (1813) Queen Mab (poem) by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1813) Roderick the Last ... in 1874, published in 1880) Eros and Psyche by Robert Bridges (1885) Canigó by Jacint Verdaguer (1886) Lāčplēsis ('The Bear-Slayer') by Andrejs ...

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    And everybody praised the Duke
    Who such a fight did win.—
    But what good came of it at last?
    Quoth little Peterkin.—
    Why that I cannot tell, said he,
    But ‘twas a famous victory.
    —Robert Southey (1774–1843)