Blackmore, Richard Doddridge

(1825-1900)
   Novelist, barrister, minor poet, and author of the hugely successful novel Lorna Doone (1869). The son of a clergyman, he was educated mainly at Blundell's School, Tiverton, Devon, to which county the family moved when Mrs. Blackmore died of typhus fever three months after Richard was born. He was head-boy for some time, and won a scholarship to Oxford and graduated in 1847. Due to epilepsybrought about by the ill-treatment of the big boys at Blundell's, it is said-he gave up law, taught classics, then a legacy enabled him to retire to the country to write and grow fruit. He published thirteen other novels and a collection of poems, Fringilla, Some Tales in Verse (1895) plus a number of short stories, poems and translations from the classics. One poem, "Dominus Illuminatio Mea," brings comfort to the dying soul whose trust is in the Lord (The New Oxford Book of English Verse 1250-1950. H. Gardiner, ed. Oxford University Press, 1972, has the whole poem). "Yes," a love poem, is in The Home Book of Verse (Burton Egbert Stevenson, ed. New York: Henry Holt and Company 1953).
   Sources: Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite DVD, 2006. The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000.

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