Myers, Frederic William and Ernest James
- (1843-1921)• Frederic William Henry, the elder brother, 1843-1901He was born at Keswick, the Lake District, the elder son of a clergyman, and when his father died in 1851 the family moved to Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Frederic was educated at Cheltenham College and graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1864. He took a year out traveling in Europe, the USA and Canada, where he swam across the Niagra River below the falls. From 1865 to 1869 he was he was classical lecturer in Trinity College, Cambridge, but teaching was not his forte, and from 1872 until his death he was a schools inspector. In addition to literature, his other passion was investigating the paranormal in connection with the Society for Psychical Research, which he helped found in 1882. He was also active in promoting education for women. He died at Rome and was buried at Keswick. Many of his poems appeared first in magazines and were afterwards collected and reissued with additions. Some of his poems: "Brighton," "Harold at Two Years Old," "God, How Many Years Ago," "Saint Paul," "Surrender to Christ," "When Summer Even Softly Dies," "Wind, Moon, and Tides."• Ernest James, the younger brother (1844-1921)Educated at Cheltenham College, he graduated from Balliol College, Oxford, in 1865, and was fellow and lecturer at Wadham College, Oxford, from 1868 to 1871. Although called to the bar in 1874, he never practiced. He published several prose works and a biography of Viscount Althorp (1890). His essay on Aeschylus, included in the collection entitled Hellenica, was edited by Evelyn Abbott (1880). From 1876 to 1882 he was secretary to the London Society for the Extension of University Teaching, and he was on the council of the Hellenic Society from its foundation in 1879. He was also on the Society for the Protection of Women and Children and was on the central administrative committee of the Charity Organization Society until he left London to live in Kent. He died at Fontridge, Etchingham, Sussex. Some of his other publications: Gathered Poems, 1904. The Judgment of Prometheus, 1886. The Puritans, 1869. Poems, 1877. The Defence of Rome, 1880. Some of his poems: "A Garden Fable," "Achilles," "Could Ye Not Watch One Hour?" "The Lost Shepherd," "The Wreck of the Birkenhead," "To the Army in Africa."Sources: A Sacrifice of Praise: An Anthology of Christian Poetry in English from Caedmon to the Mid-Twentieth Century. James H. Trott, ed. Cumberland House Publishing, 1999. Collected Poems of Frederic William Henry Myers. Macmillan, 1921. Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. English Poetry: Author Search. Chadwyck-Healey Ltd., 1995 (http://www.lib.utexas.edu:8080/search/epoetry/author.html). The National Portrait Gallery (www.npg.org.uk). Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources (http://library.stanford.edu). The Home Book of Verse. Burton Egbert Stevenson, ed. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1953. The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse. Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. Oxford University Press, 1971. The World's Great Religious Poetry. Caroline Miles Hill, ed. Macmillan, 1954.
British and Irish poets. A biographical dictionary. William Stewart. 2015.
Look at other dictionaries:
Frederic William Henry Myers — (1843–1901) was a classical scholar, poet, philosopher, and past president of the Society for Psychical Research. … Wikipedia
Frederic William Henry Myers — (né le 6 février 1843 à Keswick (Cumbrie) et décédé le 17 janvier 1901 d une pneumonie à … Wikipédia en Français
Myers — This article is about the surname Myers. For other uses, see Myers (disambiguation). Myers Family name Meaning son of Mayer Related names Meyers, Myars, Myres, Miers, Miares, Myeres Myers is an English origin and German origin surname. The… … Wikipedia
Oxford period poetry anthologies — These are Oxford poetry anthologies of English poetry, which select from a given period. See also The Oxford Book of Twentieth Century English Verse. Contents 1 New Oxford Book of Seventeenth Century Verse (1991) 2 New Oxford Book of Eighteenth… … Wikipedia
Liste de zoologistes — Attention, il n est pas d usage en zoologie d utiliser d abréviation pour les noms des auteurs (contrairement aux usages de la botanique, voir ici). Cette liste ne constitue pas une liste officielle. Nous attirons l attention du lecteur sur son… … Wikipédia en Français
performing arts — arts or skills that require public performance, as acting, singing, or dancing. [1945 50] * * * ▪ 2009 Introduction Music Classical. The last vestiges of the Cold War seemed to thaw for a moment on Feb. 26, 2008, when the unfamiliar strains … Universalium
List of Olympic medalists in rowing (men) — This is the complete list of men s Olympic medalists in rowing from 1900 to 2008. See also: List of Olympic medalists in rowing (women), Rowing at the Summer Olympics, and Lists of Olympic medalists Contents 1 Current program 1.1 Single… … Wikipedia
Varèse Sarabande — Infobox record label name = Varèse Sarabande image bg = parent = founded =1978 founder =Tom Null, Chris Kuchler and Scot W. Holton status = distributor =Universal Music Group Fontana Distribution genre = film scores and original cast recordings… … Wikipedia
\@Vampire Mythology: Bibliography — [↑] @Vampire Mythology Abbott, George Frederick. Macedonian Folklore. Cambridge, MA: University Press, 1903. Abrahams, Roger D. The ManofWords in the West Indies: Performance and the Emergence of Creole Culture. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins… … Encyclopedia of vampire mythology
List of Conservative Party (UK) MPs — This is a list of Conservative Party MPs. It includes all Members of Parliament elected to the British House of Commons representing the Conservative Party from 1834 onwards. Members of the Scottish Parliament, the Welsh Assembly or the European… … Wikipedia